Nazare: a big wave event would fit nicely

Garrett McNamara, the waterman and big wave rider, has decided to stay more days in Portugal, after four huge swells and three tow-in surfing sessions. The 43-year-old surfer will only return to Hawaii on November 30th.


"The hospitality that I felt, the waves that I caught, the excellent food and the intense training, made me delay my return to Hawaii, without regrets", said McNamara to "The North Canyon Show" blog.

McNamara feels Nazaré deserves a big wave event. He is getting back to Hawaii to participate in opening ceremony of Quiksilver In Memory of Eddie Aikau, on December 2nd.

Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal, has delivered 7-to-9 meter waves to the local team led by José Gregório, a former triple Portuguese champion, and Garrett McNamara. In the last days, the Portuguese WQS surfer Ruben Gonzalez, the Irish Alistair Mennie and the English Andrew Cotton joined the combat team.