Surfers tame gigantic waves in Nazare

SHOWS: NAZARE, PORTUGAL (OCTOBER 29, 2020) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL)

1. SURFERS RIDING BIG WAVE WITH ONE CRASHING INTO THE OTHER

2. PEOPLE WATCHING ON AND CLAPPING

3. VARIOUS OF SURFERS RIDING WAVES

4. PEOPLE WATCHING ON FROM CLIFF

5. VARIOUS OF SURFERS RIDING WAVES

6. PEOPLE WALKING

7. SURFER RIDING WAVE

8. SURFER WIPING OUT

9. SURFER RIDING WAVE

10. PEOPLE WALKING

11. VARIOUS OF SURFERS RIDING WAVES

12. PEOPLE WATCHING ON

13. SURFER RIDING WAVE

14. PEOPLE WATCHING ON

15. PEOPLE WALKING

STORY: Big waves season is open as professional surfers took advantage of gigantic waves as high as multi-storey buildings off the coast of Portugal on Thursday (October 29).

Former storm Epsilon created a massive North Atlantic swell which made for some of the biggest waves recorded in the coastal town of Nazare, a world-famous big wave spot.

Hundreds of mask-wearing spectators gathered to watch surfers attempt to tame the waters in a location that generates record-breaking waves due to constructive-interference generated by a deep underwater canyon that reaches 4,900 metres deep.

(Production: Miguel Pereira)

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