Carlos Burle and Rodrigo Koxa share a party wave in Nazaré

Carlos Burle and Rodrigo Koxa have shared a big wave ride at Nazaré's Praia do Norte, in Portugal.

The Brazilian duo simultaneously rode a giant liquid mountain during the first swell of the European winter season, with the waves reaching the 60-foot mark. Party waves at Nazaré are extremely rare.

The team performance is being hailed as one of the biggest waves ever ridden by two surfers at the same time at Praia do Norte.

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Casper Steinfath wins the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water

Danish stand-up paddleboarder Casper Steinfath, 23, has been crowned the 2017 Red Bull Heavy Water champion, in San Francisco, California.

Hailed as the most intense stand-up paddleboarding event in the world, the Red Bull Heavy Water put 32 of the world's best SUP athletes to an extreme paddling and surfing test.

Competitors surfed over 15-foot high waves at Ocean Beach and then had to paddle their boards across a 7.5 mile (12 kilometers) open course via Seal Rock, Mile Rock, and then past the Golden Gate Bridge near Fort Point.

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Essential tips on choosing your first paddle board

Deciding to buy your first paddle board is a big step, perhaps even greater than giving the sport a try. It goes to show that you mean business and that you are willing to change your lifestyle for the better.

It should come as no surprise that paddle boarding is the world's fastest growing water sport. It is soothing for the mind while at the same time working out various muscles in the body, such as the trapezius, lower back, shoulders, chest, abdominals, thighs, and lower leg muscles.

Even better, you can make your SUP session as relaxing or as demanding as you like. This is precisely why, when you go out buying your first paddle board, you should be very clear about your intentions. Being such a flexible activity, there are a number of stand-up paddling styles.

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