Last week, we saw what Nazaré can do when things don’t go entirely as planned when Andrew Cotton broke his back after getting blasted by the wave. Alternatively, supsquatching is also always an option. When Aussie mastermind Josh Kerr showed up at Nazaré a few days ago, he was ill prepared with no board or flotation. Luckily for him, he knows a few guys here and there, and managed to score a board and a (non-functioning) vest to go chase some waves.
Big wave surfer Andrew Cotton's day has not been going as planned. As he dropped into a behemoth of a wave, he lost his footing and got catapulted off his board, landing hard on his back a fair distance later. Cotton sustained a broken back, but was rescued and is recovering, thankful to be alive. Could this be one of the worst wipeouts ever captured?
Shane Dorian’s 11-year-old son Jackson is one lucky kid. His dad is one of the best surfers in the world, and his godfather his Kelly Slater, and he gets to do stuff like this all the time. Jackson finally got a turn on Kelly’s infamous wave pool, and scored some of the near-perfect waves the setup is known for along with some life advice from his idol.
Two days ago, six guys got towed into an absolute bomb on a supsquatch at Nazaré. Although Jamie O'Brien and company usually take the cake with antics in scary conditions, this crew might have the Hawaii boys beat. Anyway, this looks scary as hell and a guaranteed beatdown.