Ross Clarke-Jones narrowly escapes death in Nazaré

Australian big wave surfer Ross Clarke-Jones nearly drowned in Nazaré, Portugal.

There is a golden rule at Praia do Norte that says: "Never go right."

The 51-year-old surfer from Sydney has been a regular face at the Portuguese surf break. But, this time, he didn't even need a huge wave to live a terrifying moment.

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Things you didn't know about Nazaré

Today, Nazaré is one of the most popular big wave surf breaks on the planet.

Every year, the quiet fishing village attracts hundreds of multinational athletes and thousands of tourists from all over the world, who seek to ride and witness the power of Nature.

Whenever a wave breaks near the iconic Nazaré cliff, you hear a thunderous crash fired from the local underwater valley. It really is an unforgettable sensorial experience.

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World Surf League announces the Founders' Cup of Surfing

The World Surf League (WSL) announced the Founders' Cup of Surfing, a historic region-versus-region teams event.

The contest will feature a cross-section of the world's best surfers to be held at Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California, from May 5-6, 2018.

Five teams - USA, Brazil, Australia, Europe and World - made up of men's and women's surfers from the elite WSL Championship Tour, will compete over the two-day event at the world-class, man-made wave venue of Surf Ranch in Lemoore, California.

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The full schedule for the 2018 European Skimboarding Cup (ESC) has been released.