Sunday, November 13, 2011
Is this the biggest wave ever ridden?
Nazare is a Portuguese big wave spot. It's a Geographic freak and one of only a handful in the world. The underwater canyon is actually a gap in the continental shelf which allows waves to reach close to the shore without the friction effect of continental shelf and actually serves as an intensifier.
Garrett McNamara was the big ball bloke who may have etched himself into the record books with what looks like a 90 foot bomb. Good to see Europe getting in on the XXXL scale. Al Mennie from Ireland and Andrew Cotton from the UK were also present at the session.
The Cribbar has been breaking here in Autumnal Cornwall and here's some footage from an October session.
Posted by Edward Lockyer at 2:04 PM