Contest #757 – Nazaré, Portugal

La grande plage de Nazaré - panoramio (20).jpg
By Mister No, CC BY 3.0, Link

Any time you read an article or see a video of someone setting a record for surfing the tallest wave in history, they are probably doing it down the beach from this beautiful spot, complements of a large underwater canyon (the Nazaré canyon). Waves of over 60′ / 18 m crest to trough are not unusual – the world record is from here and is 80′ (24.4 m). A few waves of over 100′ / 30 m have been measured here. In 2021, HBO released a documentary about chasing those gargantuan waves

Those who found the site before the hint:

  • Graham Hedley
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Glenmorren
  • Martin de Bock
  • Andy McConnell
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Bas van Limpt
  • hhgygy
  • Eloy Cano
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • Tamas Ny

And after the hint:

  • Robin
  • Robert