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Nazaré Temporarily Bans Surfers

The massive swells at Nazaré are what surfers prepare for all summer, and just a couple weeks ago, the waves provided. But the spectacle of watching surfers like Nic Von Rupp ride these legendary barrels also brought massive crowds to the beach. An estimated 20,000 people gathered to watch the show. As a result, Portuguese officials banned surfers from the beach in order to prevent the gathering of large crowds and the spread of COVID-19. In the latest video in his web series, Von Rupp discusses the closure of Nazaré, finding other waves in the area, and the impact the closure has on the surf season and training. 

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Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare
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Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare

Kai Lenny Gets Wrecked at Nazare

We’ve seen just how big the waves at Nazarè got this year. Even though the beach has banned surfing for the year, we’re still getting footage from those that made the trek to surf some of the world’s biggest waves. But not all rides go well. In this POV video from Kai Lenny, he loses his board while getting towed out by a jet-ski. Nazarè's waves look huge with someone surfing them, but they look even bigger from Kai’s perspective down in the water. Luckily he’s rescued by a jet ski quickly,

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Watch Nic Von Rupp Ride Monster Swells at Nazare
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Watch Nic Von Rupp Ride Monster Swells at Nazare

Watch Nic Von Rupp Ride Monster Swells at Nazare

What do you get when two storms in the middle of the Atlantic join forces and head for Portugal? Some of the biggest surf Nazarè has ever seen. In his latest video, Nic Von Rupp heads out to catch some of the goodness this storm has to offer. The swells on this particular day were so big they made Von Rupp and other riders like Sebastian Steutner, Pedro Scooby, and Maya Gabeira look like miniatures. While Von Rupp shows off clean rides on these insane waves, not all were so lucky. We love

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Who Needs the Ocean to Surf?
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Who Needs the Ocean to Surf?

Who Needs the Ocean to Surf?

When we think of surfing, most of us think of the ocean, but for some, the best surfing lies further inland. In recent years, river surfing has become increasingly popular in communities where standing waves live during the run-off season. From inflatable SUPs with paddles to full on carbon surfboards, people have found a new way to get their fix—even far from the coastline. follows surfer Jacob Kelly Quinlan as he seeks the perfect wave, as he learns more about finding them in the process.