Surfers ride ‘biggest ever’ waves at Nazare during St Jude’s Day storm

I find just body-boarding on our local beach gives me an enough of an adrenaline rush!!  These surfers must be crazy.  The large waves at this site in Portugal are created apparently by an underwater canyon.  As the surges come in from the Atlantic the sea is funnelled into this canyon and forced upwards creating exceptionally large waves.  Surfer dudes have to rule.Surf Picture

High Roller

Wave-breaker,
crest-slaker,
risk-taker,
roll-raker.
Fun-seeker,
fear-freaker,
no-one sleeker,
surf-streaker.
Tide-rider,
wave-glider
outsider,
beside a ….
High-roller,
no stroller,
no-one bolder,
no veins colder.
Board-user,
adrenaline abuser,
crowd amuser,
blond medusa.

World-ranger
seeking danger,
fear no stranger,
risk-craver,
no-one braver,
soul-enslaver.

 

29th October 2013 – headline from the Independent

Notes:  “Surfers ride ‘biggest ever’ waves at Nazare during St Jude’s Day storm.”  While most people took shelter from the St Jude’s Day storm that battered Britain and other parts of Europe, surfers made the most of the extreme weather.  Brazilians Carlos Burle and Maya Gabeira, and English surfer Andrew Cotton were among the surfers riding the waves at the Praia do Norte, Portugal.  The fishing village of Nazare on Portugal’s Atlantic coast is a favourite with surfers thanks to its huge waves and it is thought that Burle rode the biggest wave ever surfed yesterday.

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