|Garrett McNamara ride a large wave. - click to enlarge|
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In the Atlantic Ocean lies the Nazare Canyon near the coast of Portugal, the 1000 foot deep, three mile wide Canyon stretches 105 miles. The Canyon serves as a funnel when it receives swells it makes waves, big ones. McNamara went at this time of year when waves often exceed 70 feet. He was looking to ride a 100 foot wave, it's not sure if he found it. He did ride one wave that was 78 feet high for sure, and maybe the big one.
|Riding the 78 foot wave. - click to enlarge|
|Ready for takeoff - click to enlarge|