- 11 November 2010 | Surfing
Big wave rider Garrett McNamara and Portuguese surfer José Gregório have surfed the biggest waves seen in Nazaré, Portugal, in the last years.
The 43-year-old Hawaiian athlete discovered perfect conditions for a tow-in surfing session in the town located in the South region of the country. The swell was pumping and McNamara was astonished with the 6-7 metres of water walls.
"I believe that these were some of the heaviest waves ever caught here in Nazaré. They were big, powerful and dangerous. Now I understand what Kelly (Slater) meant when he said that a mistake here could be our last" he told Purofeeling.com.
There's an explanation for these types of waves in Nazaré. Because of the Canyon of Nazaré, a special water channel, waves tend to double their size and deliver amazing surf rides.
The amazing photo above was captured by Wilson Ribeiro.