On January 17 and 18, 2018, a group of big wave surfers challenged some of the biggest waves ever at Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.

Maya Gabeira, Hugo Vau, Alex Botelho, Sebastian Steudtner, Ross Clarke-Jones, Benjamin Sanchis, Axi Muniain, and others, woke up to giant swell that hit the local underwater canyon like a cannonball.

You could feel the energy of the ocean, and the excitement building in the lineup. Everyone wanted a slice of history, and Mother Nature made sure they wouldn't leave the dangerous surf break without unforgettable memories.

 

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