- 03 February 2014 | Surfing
Thousands of people watched Garrett McNamara chasing the moving giants at Praia do Norte, Nazaré. From the cliffs up above, spectators saw some of the biggest waves that Storm Brigid brought to Europe.
It was announced as the sequel of the "Black Swell". The energy revealed by Storm Brigid was not as powerful, but it sure came with the right angle.
Garrett McNamara and Portuguese big wave contingent knew that wind conditions would not help their cause. However, swell data proved it would be worth it. At 8am, he was already in the water with Andrew Cotton, Lyndon Wake, Jayce Robinson and Hugo Vau.
- 31 January 2014 | Surfing
After four consecutive lay days, the Volcom Pipe Pro 2014 is finally underway. The 5-Star ASP event kicked off in head-high surf, north of Pipeline.
The alternative spot of "Gums" offered the occasional hollow lip for surfers wanting to advance through the initial round of competition.
Jamie O'Brien, 30, a former Pipe Master and winner of the 2010 Volcom Pipe Pro, won the wildcard into the round of 96 during a special heat.
- 30 January 2014 | Surfing
Garrett McNamara has teamed up with Mercedes-Benz to shape special surfboards for the waves of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.
Grey, black and futuristic. Garrett McNamara has unveiled new war equipment for the battle of big waves, at the Nazaré North Canyon.
The "MBoard Project", a partnership between the Hawaiian big wave charger and the German automobile manufacturer, has produced a limited edition of four special surfboards.