The area of Portuguese coast is known for the enormous winter swells, with underwater canyon running right up to the shoreline cliffs, amplifying the waves that are created. The swells along the Praia do Norte are now known as creating some of the biggest surf in the world.
Garett McNamara, 45, is an extreme sportsman who was born in Massachusetts and later moved to Hawaii, and is known for his daring surfing escapades. Married to a Portuguese, McNamara lives in Nazare where he chase the big Atlantic swells.
We are very grateful to Garett McNamara for the great promotion that has been doing for Portugal and its surfing community, as the best surfing destination in Europe! Let’s hope for many more big swells and monster rides!
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