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Why Nazaré's waves are only for the truly brave

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Surfing Nazaré

Justine Dupont gets in position for another mammoth wave. Some of the biggest waves on the planet are found at Nazaré, 80 kilometres north of Portugal's capital Lisbon.

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Surfing Nazaré

Justine Dupont.

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Surfing Nazaré

Rafael Tapia.

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Surfing Nazaré

Alemao de Maresias.

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Surfing Nazaré

Justine Dupont heads up the beach

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Surfing Nazaré

Justine Dupont keeping low as he drops in. In January 2013 Garrett McNamara successfully rode what was estimated to be the first 100 ft wave at Nazaré.

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Surfing Nazaré

Rafael Tapia.

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Surfing Nazaré

Rafael Tapia, bumping along, with a LOT of water coming in behind him...

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Surfing Nazaré

Rafael Tapia.

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Surfing Nazaré

Rafael Tapia.

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Surfing Nazaré

Ross Clarke Jones.

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Surfing Nazaré

Sebastien Steudtner and Rafael Tapia find there's room on this wave for two...

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Surfing Nazaré

Sebastien Steudtner.

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Surfing Nazaré

Ross Clarke.

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Surfing Nazaré

Justine Dupont and Ross Clarke Jones - synchronised surfing.

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Surfing Nazaré

Ross Clarke Jones.

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Surfing Nazaré

Fred David.

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Surfing Nazaré

Sebastian Steudtner wearily trudges out of the water after battling the mighty monsters of the deep.

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Surfing Nazaré

Sebastian Steudtner is knackered...

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