No one can argue that El Niño has delivered this winter, lighting up swells across the Pacific in Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. But while Surfline eyes yet another sizable system heading toward Hawaii for next week, right now, all eyes are on Nazaré.
Big-wave surfers are a rare breed. Traveling around the globe with uncertain and unpredictable weather variables in search of enormous waves most wouldn't dare to surf. Consider this: If the swell delivers good things to Hawaii, Ross Clarke-Jones could find himself halfway around the world next week.
The enormous left of Nazaré is caught frequently by photographers, but less often seen is the right. A very, very big right.
Tasmanian local Jarryd Foster is regularly a Big Wave Awards nominee. Last year he was up for the TAG Heuer Biggest Wave Award. He'll likely be a candidate again this year, but this wave looks like a relatively "small" one for the big wave charger.