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Tim Bonython, or Swell Chasers, knows a thing or two about big waves at Nazare. He’s filmed there plenty. After finally making it out of Australia recently after the pandemic shutdown, he booked a flight to Portugal to set up for the latest sizeable swell at Nazare. It didn’t disappoint.

“Big Wave surfing at Nazare is known in all its short history as a place where a team effort is paramount,” he wrote on YouTube. “To surf waves like this place delivers you need a team. Here is an example where support with Lucas Chumbo picking up Ian Cosenza was the difference between life and death.”

This is Part II of Nazare Alive from Tim. You can watch Part I here.


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