“What are you doing? Get out there!” If Andy Irons ever told you that, you better have listened. That’s exactly what happened to Andy’s high school history teacher Scott Cramer one October day in the early 2000s, the day he considers the best barrel ride of his life. During that particular school break with everyone out surfing, Cramer showed up on the beach right as a massive south swell hit the West Side. Looking at the waves, Cramer watched Andy lay down his trademark style and end with a massive board-snapping wipeout. After coming back in, Andy came up to his teacher and with a “Mr. Cramer! You gotta get out there!” the day’s fate was sealed.
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,
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
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