The conditions were spectacular for the Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge, where the team of Kai Lenny and Lucas Chianca repeated as champions, winning the prestigious event for the second year in a row. Justine Dupont won the women’s performance award in hectic surf as crowds lined the iconic cliff in the small Portuguese town that has become an epicenter for big-wave surfing over the last decade.
Lenny and Chianca were able to repeat despite a hectic series of events where Lenny fell on a very sizeable wave (something you don’t often see), then as Chianca went in for the rescue, the Jet Ski was overcome by another wave, sending the team careening towards the cliff. The two got extremely lucky with no damage to body, board, or seemingly the Ski either.
You can watch all the highlights above, and the recap, below. We’ll continue to cover this breaking story.