VIDEO: Big Monday in Nazaré, Portugal

“Big Monday” documents a giant big wave session in Nazaré, Portugal, filmed on October 28th, 2013. A skilled group of big wave athletes entered the 60 ft+ swell that hit the small fishing town, internationally known for Garrett McNamara’s 100ft bomb this year - a World Record for largest wave ever surfed. Led by McNamara’s expertise, the Big Monday tow-in crew included: Maya Gabeira, Carlos Burle, Andrew Cotton, Sylvio Mancusi, Rodrigo Koxa, Felipe Cesarano, Hugo Vau, Eric Rebiere and Pedro Scooby.

Check out this heart-pounding edit of a mean swell with some hardcore athletes taking on what most people only see in their nightmares.

Filmed and edited by Miguel Costa. Shot entirely on a Canon 5D Mark II with a Sigma 70-200mm f2.8. Music by Snoop Dog version of “Riders on the Storm”.

Despite a frightening near-death experience for Gabeira, the 26-year-old female big wave surfer earned her Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2013 ‘Ride of the Year‘ entry on a giant, turbulent wave at Nazaré. CLICK TO WATCH MAYA’S WIPEOUT!

Her tow partner, Carlos Burle, also locked down his Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards 2013 ‘Ride of the Year’ entry in excellent form on “Big Monday.”

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