Garrett McNamara calls Mavericks wave one of
Garrett McNamara calls Mavericks wave one of the 'biggest wipeouts of all time'AOL NewsIt shattered in nine pieces." Looking back on the day, everything seemed perfect. The 48-year-old surfer, who is the current world record holder for surfing the world's tallest wave after he challenged a 78-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal, in 2011, said ...
Posted on 22 April 2016 | 4:16 pm
The Weekender: Snowboarding loses young
Sports IllustratedThe Weekender: Snowboarding loses young talent Estelle BaletSports IllustratedIn October of 2013, big wave surfer Maya Gabeira drowned after letting go of the tow rope in Nazaré, Portugal, on a gigantic wave that had a choppy face. The wave bounced her up and down and broke her ankle, and after wiping out, she was tumbled in the ...
Posted on 22 April 2016 | 8:10 am
Surf Is Nazaré a Justifiable Event for the
TheInertia.comSurf Is Nazaré a Justifiable Event for the Big Wave Tour?TheInertia.comFor years, surf media, and many surfers in general, wrote Nazaré off. Greg Long once called it a “novelty wave.” Surfing Magazine spent pages telling readers that Portugal's canyon-driven powerhouse didn't really count. “It's back, like a cold sore ...
Posted on 22 April 2016 | 2:26 am
Maya Gabeira Faces Demons in 70-Foot Wall of
Red BullMaya Gabeira Faces Demons in 70-Foot Wall of WaterRed BullAs does Bethany Hamilton's return to competitive surfing after losing an arm in a shark attack. Now add to that pantheon the story of Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira, who returned to Portugal's Nazaré, one of the world's largest, heaviest, most dangerous ...
Posted on 21 April 2016 | 11:45 am
Nazare, Portugal, added to 2016-17 Big Wave
Santa Cruz SentinelNazare, Portugal, added to 2016-17 Big Wave Tour scheduleSanta Cruz SentinelNazaré, Portugal — a spot infamous for delivering some of the heaviest waves in the world — is part of 2016-17 Big Wave Tour slate, the World Surf League revealed Friday. It also was announced that a Qualifying Series and a Women's Championship event ...Nazaré added to the 2016/2017 Big Wave TourSurferTodayBig Changes for the WSL Big Wave TourSurfline.com Surf NewsNews WSL Adds a Women's Championship, a 'QS and Nazaré to Revamped 2016/2017 Big Wave TourTheInertia.comall 5 news articles »
Posted on 15 April 2016 | 11:27 pm
Praia do Norte: Nazaré, Portugal
Why It Matters: Praia do Norte has some of the biggest waves in the world. Nazaré picks up swell from just about every direction, and surfers go both right and a left. A deep undersea canyon runs 140 miles from west to east off the coast of Portugal. The ...
Posted on 23 September 2014 | 1:10 pm
Surfer, Andrew Cotton, Rides 'World's
A British plumber may have just ridden the biggest wave ever by a surfer. Andrew Cotton, 34, tackled the beast off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal, on Sunday. Experts estimate the wave at 78-80ft and are expected to confirm it as a record. It could have ...
Posted on 3 February 2014 | 6:07 pm
Nazare, Portugal Attracts Surfers With
Nazare, Portugal, is attracting hundreds of surfers with record-setting waves. The St. Jude’s Day storm is blamed for killing at least 15 people and leaving a wide path of destruction throughout Europe. However, surfers are taking advantage of the ...
Posted on 29 October 2013 | 6:48 am
Nazare, Portugal: the unique combination
The waves at Praia do Norte, near the fishing village of Nazaré, are famed for their size and beloved of surfers. These huge waves are caused by region's geography, and on Monday, the extreme weather St Jude’s Atlantic storm. Off the Praia do Norte ...
Posted on 29 October 2013 | 1:45 am
Surfer take a tumble in Nazare, Portugal:
Other surfers have also taken on the swell by Nazare, Portugal. They were there when McNamara rode the biggest one. It was caught on video. You get an idea just how massive the waves are around the 1:50 mark, when a surfer takes a dive. Can he get out ...
Posted on 7 February 2013 | 6:58 pm