The footage shows Portuguese Big Wave Surfer, João Guedes paddling into a big one during last Tuesday’s session in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, during what was the first solid swell of the season. The wave was sort of bumpy and Guedes wipes out taking a direct hit by the white wash wall, the video shows part of the rescue that followed with Guedes being pushed back by the second wave, luckily not bigger than the first one.
João Guedes 32 years old, is one of Portugal’s most experienced Big Wave Surfers, he is currently a wildcard for the WSL’s Nazaré Challenge, a contest part of the Big Wave Tour that will take place in Praia do Norte in the next few months during the winter season.
Praia do Norte beach, near the fishing village of Nazaré, has become famous worldwide for huge waves in 2011, when Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara set a world-record for the largest wave ever surfed at 78-foot at the time, in 2017 that record was broken by Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa, setting the bar at 80-foot.
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Big Wave Surfer: João Guedes (PT)
Location: Praia do Norte, Nazaré – Portugal
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