B.Kemper vs. N.Florence vs. P.Calado vs. J.De Macedo vs. L.Chianca vs. H.Vau
These five, who are slated to compete in the contest February 10, know the massive wave better than most.
Alex Botelho and Hugo Vau talk through their historic attempt.
Hugo Vau at Nazare by Leal Key
2018 Ride of the Year Entry: Hugo Vau at Nazaré, Portugal on January 17, 2018. Video by Jorge Leal.
2018 XXL Biggest Wave Entry: Hugo Vau at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017. Photo by SurfEmotions.
The Portuguese coast is the newest big wave training environment for the world's best big-waver surfers.
Tag Heuer XXL Biggest Wave Award nominee Hugo Vau (R)
A humble fisherman from Lisbon, Vau is not shy when it comes to riding the big ones, like this solid Nazaré left.