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Biggest Wipeout of the Year | Andrew Cotton

By on May 11, 2018 in Fails, Surfing with 0 Comments
Biggest Wipeout of the Year | Andrew Cotton

See the shocking moment big wave surfer, Andrew Cotton, had a horrific wipeout. The British surfer broke his back during this crash with the heavy impact of Nazaré sending him flying. In an interview from Maverick Moments, Andrew expresses that the risks are worth the rewards and sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t. […]

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Rodrigo Koxa World Record at Nazaré – 2018 Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award Winner

By on April 30, 2018 in Surfing with 0 Comments
Rodrigo Koxa World Record at Nazaré – 2018 Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award Winner

Rodrigo Koxa (Guaruja, Sao Paulo, Brazil) tows in on a wave with an 80-foot face at Praia de Norte, Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017, capturing the Guinness World Record for Largest Wave Surfed (Unlimited). Video by Carlos Muriongo. The winner of the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award category of the 2018 WSL Big Wave […]

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Nazaré Challenge Highlights – Lucas Chianca Wins in Portugal

By on February 12, 2018 in Snowboarding with 0 Comments
Nazaré Challenge Highlights – Lucas Chianca Wins in Portugal

The second edition of the Nazaré Challenge became another successful addition to the Big Wave Tour. Lucas Chianca won his first ever WSL Big Wave Tour event in frigid unruly conditions. Despite the tricky forecast there was no shortage of heavy drops and brutal wipeouts.

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Andrew Cotton at Nazaré – 2018 Wipeout of the Year Award Entry – WSL Big Wave Awards

By on November 13, 2017 in Fails, Surfing with 0 Comments
Andrew Cotton at Nazaré – 2018 Wipeout of the Year Award Entry – WSL Big Wave Awards

Andrew Cotton (Braunton, North Devon, United Kingdom) carves into a huge peak only to have the lip come down and send him into orbit at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017. Video by Kleber Pires. An entry in the Wipeout of the Year Award category of the 2018 WSL Big Wave Awards.

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Let the big wave games begin. | Nazaré 2017

By on November 6, 2017 in Surfing with 0 Comments
Let the big wave games begin. | Nazaré 2017

In this business, there are always false starts. A swell map goes purple, but the angle is off. The waves come, but the wind wreaks havoc. Nothing could be truer at Portugal’s famed Nazaré, where the forces of nature are often laid bare in the form of massive surf. Did you already ride them?

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Surfing the Big Waves of Winter | Nazaré 2017 Reel

By on July 5, 2017 in Surfing with 0 Comments
Surfing the Big Waves of Winter | Nazaré 2017 Reel

After the big-wave season of 2015/16 – thanks to El Niño – we were honestly expecting a bit of an oceanic hangover come this winter. Well, turns out the party just kept right on raging into 2017 at Europe’s favourite mutant, Nazaré.

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