The swell of the century arrived in the Algarve on January 6th, the same day Portuguese legend soccer player Eusebio, aka The King, was buried. Hercules was one of the most violent storms I have ever witnessed. Even the touristic and usually flat south coast of Portugal was pounded with damage everywhere. In the bay of Lagos, long rights marched through with rides up to two minutes long, before it maxed out too. They are calling it the Hercules swell, a God related to the finisterre of Sagres, where the waves were more spetacular. Myths aside, I am sure everyone got their share of excitement.