While Nazare at maxing size is primarily a tow wave, this event was about as big as it gets for paddling. “We were really hoping for a day that was super competitive and for people to see just how good Nazaré is for paddling,” BWT Commissioner Mike Parsons said. “It’s obviously known for its massive tow waves, but to see these guys paddling into 20ft. plus waves on the Hawaiian scale and get barreled was amazing.
His enormous barrel in the semi-final was, as Nazaré legend Garrett McNamara said, “the greatest thing I’ve seen at Nazaré. ” Gonzalez could not be happier with the day. “It was the best I’ve seen Nazaré and I surfed one of the craziest waves of my life,” Gonzalez said. “To do it in front of thousands of people and surrounded by my friends and family makes this a dream day.
It’s Twiggy’s fourth career BWT win. “I’ve just had an incredible six weeks here in Nazaré with my wife and baby and surfed every day,” Baker said. “I love this place and this wave.
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