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Winter storm Hercules wasn’t all enormous, unridable (for most of us) waves. In Lagos, Algarve, Portugal, in fact, it was just long, long, LONG right handers.

Although Alex Botelho was injured, he paddled out at Batata Beach, paddled into a wave, then stayed on it for an incredible 1 minute and 40 seconds.

“I didn’t expect to surf that wave,” said Botelho to Surf Portugal Magazine. “I passed by a friend that was surfing in the river, passed the pier, and suddenly I was in Meia Praia.”

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