On November 9, Nazare went wild. It’s one of the most incredible places on earth. A massive underwater canyon funnels deep ocean swells directly towards the now-famous lighthouse. The vantage point has provided a glut of photos and video that has turned Nazare into a worldwide phenomenon, as has the record-breaking surfing. “The waves follow the direction of the canyon,” says Steve Cummings (also known as Jacuzzi Surfer), “and you can literally watch waves begin to form miles away, and then suddenly make a sharp turn.”
All the usual suspects turned out, including Garrett McNamara, Rodrigo Koxa, Andrew “Cotty” Cotton, Sebastian Steudtner, Francisco Porcella, Carlos Burle, Justine Dupont, Lucas Chumbo, and more.