The South African's knowledge of Nazaré gave him the edge in a groundbreaking day of competitive big-wave surfing.
Conditions lined up for the first Big Wave Tour event of the year. The WSL desk crew breaks down the Nazaré Challenge.
The European earns the first perfect 10 of the Big Wave season for a barrel in the Semifinals of the Nazaré Challange.
The defending event champion earns a 9.60 and the heat lead in the Semifinals of the Nazaré Challenge.
The Big Wave surfer from New York was unable to set his stance, taking one of the more brutal wipeouts of Round 1 at the Nazaré Challenge.