29 October, 2013 29 October, 2013

Nazare Monsters

It was a case of Big Monday all around Europe as a monster Atlantic swell walloped the coast.

Much of that energy focussed toward Nazaré, Portugal, where many are claiming Carlos Burle has ridden the biggest wave ever (last wave in the video) and Maya Gabeira nearly drowned.

Whichever angle you look at it, it’s freakin’ huge and scary.


Video by SURFPortugal and Hélio Valentim.

1 Comment

  1. meow
    29 October, 2013 at 8:38 am · Reply

    Ok I watched the news footage in the portugal news clip,she was ok,but stressed up until she finally grabbed the rope and the ski pulled her at speed, semi under water,trying to pull her closer in..
    she obviously got water shoved down her throat and passed out,
    as its quite hard to pull yourself up above the water if you are buggered after a wipe out like that
    So she didnt actually drown while surfing…it was an after event…

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