For anyone seeking heart-pounding action, the Big Wave season is the time where surfers push the boundaries of what's possible on every single ride. Take a look below at how these hard-charging men and women will be competing at Nazaré after they drop everything and risk it all for the ride of a lifetime.


  • 9 Teams divided into 3 groups.
  • There will be 6 heats x 50 minutes each. Each group shall participate in 2 heats.
  • Heat 1: Group A.
  • Heat 2: Group B.
  • Heat 3: Group C.
  • Heat 4: Group A.
  • Heat 5: Group B.
  • Heat 6: Group C.
  • See the official Heat Draw.

A surfer's best 2 waves after surfing both heats will count to an individual total score and a surfer's best wave will count for double points. A surfer's maximum individual total score is 30 points using a scoring scale from 1-10 points for any single wave.

A priority system will be in use and teammates can swap position between surfers and ski driver at any time regardless of round.

Tudor Nazare Teams Here are the tow-in surfing teams for the TUDOR Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge presented by Jogos Santa Casa. - WSL / Brady Lawrence


  • Individual Leaderboard: Total of best 2 scoring waves (maximum 30 points).
  • Team Leaderboard: Total of best 2 scoring waves of both team rider's waves (maximum 60 points).


  • Award for Best Performance, Men: Total of best 2 scoring waves.
  • Award for Best Performance, Women: Total of best 2 scoring waves.
  • Award for Best Team Performance: Total of best 2 scoring waves of both team riders.
  • Jogos Santa Casa Most Committed Award.
2020 cbdMD Women's XXL Biggest Wave Nominee: Justine Dupont at Nazaré, Portugal on February 11, 2020. Angle 1. Photo by Helio Antonio. The 2021 Red Bull Big Wave Performer of the Year Justine Dupont as seen bagging a bomb at Nazaré. - WSL / Helio Antonio
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