Nazare attracts the top surfers

Sebastian Steudtner entry for 2016 Big Wave Awards

The world’s most famous surfers travelled to Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal last week to catch the first waves of the winter season as part of the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards.

Two-time champion, Sebastian Steudtner, entered the category “ride of the year”; and the video below shows that he is already an early contender to take the crown.

The German was towed into the biggest wave of the day which he managed to ride perfectly. The height of the wave is reported to have been a huge 60-feet; nearly rivalling the Guinness World Record.

In 2011, Garrett McNamara set the world record for the largest wave ever surfed measuring at 78m off the coast of Portugal, at Nazaré.

Check out Sebastian Steudtner in action: