Andre 'Rasta' Bernardo: from Nazare with love | Photo: North Canyon Project

André "Rasta" Bernardo knows Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, like no one else. If you're curious about how a bodyboarder attacks the wild waves of the infamous deepwater peak, then the time is now.

"Destroy the waves, not the beaches." In this particular case, the iconic 1990s surfing catchphrase is simultaneously timeless and appropriate. "Rasta" Bernardo is a rider for all seasons, a fighter for all ocean conditions.

However, it's the extra large swell that better suits him. The Nazaré bodyboarder is too radical for his nickname. André "Rasta" is clearly not afraid of heavy lips and shore break madness. He just goes for it.

"I bodyboard for 15 years. I usually surf Praia do Norte, but I've never surfed waves this size. It was scary, but I had to paddle back out, and so I did it," Bernardo reveals in his "Living Life" portrait.

Fighting fear and breaking his own barriers, André "Rasta" got properly barreled throughout 2014. Vertical air drops, dramatic bottom turns and flawless air roll spins. A must-see.

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