I know some people think surfing Nazare's wave isn't as presegious as surfing Jaws or Mavricks. But there is something to be said when you are flying down a fat mount of water 60 to a 100 feet in height. Sure it's not a wall, but thank goodness, I don't think big wave surfers could ever have gotten on it.
Big Monday is a short film about that fateful day in October 28th 2013 and the surfers who were out there. From the near drowning of Maya Gabeira and possibly the largest wave surfed on record. It was a pretty thrilling and heroic day for surfing. Check out the video below.
Recently I read an article about Kristi Olivares from shesurfs.com.au about how she surfed while pregnant. It's a facinating read and I'm impressed that she was able to do it for the full 9 months. I'm pretty sure she's had her baby by this point and I'm curious about how quickly she returned to surfing. The human body is amazing.
Recently Surfing magazine did a nice feature on surfing Portugal with Griffin Colapinto, Parker Coffin and native Nic Von Rupp. I'm not sure what Surfing Mag was thinking when they devolped the layout of the webpages, while pretty, it's confusing. To make my life and any one else's a lot easier here are the direct links to each article of the series.