Portuguese Alex Botelho in Praia do Norte, Nazaré - Portugal, during the Big Wave session of January 6, 2018.
Portuguese Big Wave Surfer Alex Botelho, rides the "Bomb" of the day during an intense Big Wave Session in Praia do Norte, Nazaré - Portugal, it was a spectacular giant wave, carved in white lines due to the heavy wind conditions. The action took place this Saturday, January 6, 2018.
The session was filled with intense wipeouts, broken boards, and capsized jet skis, fortunately no serious injuries were reported. Alex Botelho was the last one in the water when he got the wave in the video, the rest of the crew of about 12 big wave surfers from all corners of the globe, were all already out on the beach and it included names like Lucas Chumbo, Francisco Porcella, Mick Corbet, Hugo Vau, Jarryd Foster, Pedro Calado, Othmane Choufani and others.
Botelho belongs to a new generation of Portuguese Big Wave Surfers that are making a name in the sport, including big names like António de Macedo, Hugo Vau, Nic Von Rupp, António Silva among others.