The “terrible” wave in a village of Nazare, Portugal always attracted professional surfers to conquer.
Starting on December 11 every year, professional surfing will officially take place in the village of Praia do Norte, Nazare, Portugal. This is the place of giant waves in the world. This small fishing village will welcome the first big waves with a height of up to 12.5m.
The surfing “crisis” of professional athletes
These special waves were created largely because the sea area of Praia do Norte is located in the largest Nazare Canyon in Europe. These canyons are 200km long and 800m deep at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Surfing in Praia do Norte, Nazare, Portugal always attracts many participants. American surfer Garrett McNamara was the one who used to set the world record for successful surfing on waves as high as 30 meters.
In addition, it is located at the westernmost point of Europe, making the winds blowing from the sea unimpeded and facilitating the creation of great waves.
The previous Guinness record
Reportedly, on January 1, 2013, American surfer Garrett McNamara set a world record for successful surfing on waves as high as 30 meters.
However, Rodrigo Koxa, having Portuguese nationality, proved that human capacity is limitless. Recently, this adventurous surfer has successfully conquered a “monster” wave of up to 24 meters high, equal to a 10-story building in Nazare Beach, Portugal
Koxa said when the Guinness organization confirmed the record: “It was the best day of my life.” The previous record was established by Garett McNamara in 2011 when he conquered the 23.77-meter high wave.
Surfing is a much-loved adventure sport, especially in European and American countries. Surfers must wait for the waves to approach and use the control technology to surf the waves.