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.

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