Surfing freak waves at Nazaré is not for the faint of heart

The Portuguese city of Nazare, facing the Atlantic Ocean, is not a spot where you should learn surfing.

This is a spot where even the best surfers in the world will be tested to their limits. Some of these freak waves are reported to be 100 ft (30 m) tall.

Just to get a little perspective, this is as high as a ten-story-house… The huge waves and surfers create quite an amazing scene and get a lot of spectators.

In fact it is so impressive, we’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story. Can you spot all five surfers? If you need help, we marked the position of the surfers in the pics below the video.


Here is the resolution to the surfers’ positions, click on the image to enlarge (opens in new tab).