Nazaré is a place like no other. And when the North Atlantic swells arrive at the local underwater canyon, waves become an uncontrollable force of nature.

On New Year's Day, a group of hardcore Praia do Norte habitués challenged the first liquid beasts of 2018 under sunny blue skies.

Watch Sebastian Steudtner, Ross Clarke-Jones, Lucas Chumbo, Jarryd Foster, Axi Muniain, Mick Corbett, and Jerome Sahyoun hit the lineup at Portugal's best big wave surfing break.

Dimitri Maramenides, the founder and owner of Epic Kites, rode his kite a few hours before Hurricane Florence hit the East Coast of the United States.

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