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Footage of First-Ever Nazaré Challenge 2016

The first ever Nazaré Challenge was held on December 20th at Praia do Norte, Portugal. Nazaré is famous as a big wave beach break and it certainly matched its reputation that Tuesday, with waves breaking between 35 and 45 feet.

As expected there were big drops followed by some massive wipeouts, usually in that order. At the end of the day, it was the Australian big wave surfer, Jamie Mitchell, who came home with a convincing win. Check out the video to relive the ups and downs of the inaugural big wave challenge at Nazaré.