Not even 12 hours after the WSL issued a yellow alert for the 2018 Nazaré Challenge, the Big Wave Tour event got upgraded to a green light for a Friday start. “We’ve officially issued a Green Alert to run the Nazaré Challenge on Friday, November 16,” said Mike Parsons, WSL Big Wave Tour Commissioner. “The conditions we’ve been closely tracking still look favorable for Friday.
Meanwhile, Nazaré’s already been notably active this season and as BWT competitor Kai Lenny pointed out, part of the challenge in giving the event at Praia do Norte a green light is waiting for a day that’s not too big for the contest. “I’ve been doing some big wave training and feeling out some new boards,” said Lenny. “With Nazaré looming, you have to be ready and feel comfortable on big boards.
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