that rescue video made me quiet emotional.
the big wave riders are brave as **** for sure, but hats off to their support crews for their bravery too, there is footage some where of a jetski rider taking a full hit from the whitewater at jaws to keep hold of someone unconscious in the water. when you could twist a wrist and get out of there, that is seriously brave in my book.
love the footage from nazare its something else the way its so close to the beach
how the fook do you get back into shore without dying/drowning!
“Look at it! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I’m not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!”
Proper Big BOUY’s stuff that over in Portugal… Takes a load of speed to catch that wave up, most use tow’ins and you’ve gotta have a lot of respect for the guys on jetskis bailing out just at the lip… 😯