Garrett McNamara: charging at Praia do Norte, Nazare, Portugal

Garrett McNamara has returned to Nazare, in Portugal, to chase the world's biggest waves in the local Atlantic Ocean canyon.


In the last two years, the experienced Hawaiian surf star has battled with giants in the small town of Nazare. World records have fallen and the country's big wave reputation boosted.

Garrett McNamara is ready for the 100-foot wave dream, in case Mother Nature decides it's time for humans to rip it. Alongside with his wife Nicole, the fearless surfer brought heavy gear.

Three 12' paddle-only guns, two stand-up paddleboards and three tow-in surfboards. Praia do Norte will be, again, the scene of the crime.

This time, the big wave project has been named "Garrett & Friends", as the 46-year-old rider promises to invite his mates, partners and comrades to chase the Portuguese monsters.

Garrett McNamara will also participate in conferences, beach cleanups, charity fundraisers and educational events in Europe's West Coast.

Do you remember the first time? On November 1st, 2011, Mcnamara set a new Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed, a 78-foot bomb (23.77 meters) measured from trough to crest.