A big-wave great ponders the surf after the
News & ObserverA big-wave great ponders the surf after the wipeout of a lifetimeNews & ObserverMcNamara even holds several big-wave records, including having surfed a 78-foot swell — the largest ever officially measured — off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. “Big-wave surfers have this extra twitch to trust themselves, and part of the Garrett ...
Posted on 18 January 2017 | 12:59 pm
Axi Muniain's Near-Death Nazaré Hold Down -
Surfline.com Surf NewsAxi Muniain's Near-Death Nazaré Hold DownSurfline.com Surf NewsFor the inaugural event, the Portuguese behemoth produced (and then some), leaving a number of the competitors wounded and rattled from the experience. “We were happy to just make it out alive,” said Damien Hobgood who, among others, suffered a ...
Posted on 11 January 2017 | 9:33 pm
December in Nazaré Looks Absolutely
Teton Gravity ResearchDecember in Nazaré Looks Absolutely TerrifyingTeton Gravity ResearchNazaré, Portugal is home to big wave surfing at it finest. It's where Garrett Mcnamara broke the world record for biggest wave ever surfed by riding a 100-foot monster in 2013. This year's Nazaré Challenge was no different, with the likes of Kai Lenny ...
Posted on 10 January 2017 | 12:39 pm
Marcelo Luna - from troubled youth to giant
Yahoo SportsMarcelo Luna - from troubled youth to giant waves - Yahoo SportsYahoo SportsNazaré (Portugal) (AFP) - Marcelo Luna has travelled a long way from his drug-riddled teenage years in Brazil, unable to swim, to carve out a career surfing ...and more »
Posted on 2 January 2017 | 5:22 pm
Surfer's close shave with huge wave in
Stuff.co.nzSurfer's close shave with huge wave in PortugalStuff.co.nzA professional British surfer had a narrow escape from a huge wave in Nazare, Portugal. Andrew Cotton crashed while riding the wall of water and a video footage shows the aftermath with an attempted rescue by his Portuguese team partner, Hugo Vau, also ...and more »
Posted on 2 January 2017 | 1:58 am
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