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Bodysurfing Mavericks with Kalani Lattanzi – Mavericks Awards 2023

This segment of the 2023 Mavericks Awards features Brazilian bodysurfer Kalani Lattanzi, the first person to bodysurf the big wave trifecta: Jaws, Nazare, and Mavericks.

The Mavericks Awards is a digital video performance contest in which big wave surfers and videographers submit their best surf content from Mavericks from the entire winter season. Founded by Jeff Clark and Chris Cuvelier, our mission is to celebrate Mavericks and the brave men and women that surf it. Our values of respect, inclusion, equality, safety and environmental stewardship guide all our decisions and how we operate the Mavericks Awards.

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Unleashing the Epic Surf in Tenerife 2023 Mesmerizing Surfers Conquer the Canary Islands

#Surfing #Tenerife #canaryislands

LIVE! Riding Waves in Tenerife 2023: Beautiful Surfers Mastering the Canary Islands’ Swells!

Get ready to witness the most epic surfing experience in Tenerife as the most attractive girls conquer the waves in the beautiful Canary Islands. Join us as we explore the stunning beaches, waves and witness the sheer talent of these amazing surfers. From breathtaking scenery to exhilarating moments, this video has it all. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure, watch now and get ready to be amazed!

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Capturing Giants with Big Wave Surf Photographer Sachi Cunningham

Sachi Cunningham is a trailblazer in the field of big wave photography. As one of the only photographers to swim out to the break, she braves frigid waters, massive waves and sharks to capture stunning images unlike anybody else’s. 

Cunningham started shooting photos of women on waves because she never saw photos of women surfing. She believes that seeing images of women surfing can change people’s perceptions and inspire more women to get into the sport.

Sachi’s work as a documentary filmmaker includes Chasing the Swell, which documents some of the world’s top big wave surfers, and SheChange , which follows a crew of female big wave surfers and depicts the challenges these women face in a male-dominated sport. Sachi’s work has helped to increase the visibility of women in big wave surfing and has helped to change the landscape of the sport.

Sachi Cunningham is a pioneer water photographer at San Francisco’s notoriously treacherous break, Ocean Beach. An award-winning filmmaker and photojournalist with degrees from Brown University and UC Berkeley, she is a rare female voice in the field of surf storytellers.

Her work has taken her from the deserts of Iraq to the shores of the Amazon for outlets including PBS Frontline, the NYTimes, LA Times, and top surf magazines. She mentors young filmmakers as a professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. A cancer survivor and mother, Cunningham has been included in both Surfline’s list of top filmmakers and Surfer Magazine’s list of top water photographers.

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Big Wave Surfing Without Straps?

Don’t miss out, the latest from @lucasfinkrj is coming this Thursday. Stay tuned!

#Skimboard #Nazare #BigWaveSurfing

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FACING STORM in Nazaré – Big Wave Surfing Madness – TOO RISKY? | Ep 5 – Vlog 8 or 80

The Austrian Big Wave surfer Alex Wippel tells his story about surfing the biggest wave of the world in Nazaré/Portugal

Welcome to the gripping 5th episode of “Facing Storm in Nazaré – Big Wave Surfing Madness.” In this adrenaline-fueled adventure, we delve into the monumental challenge of tackling the Helena Storm in Portugal’s Nazaré. As the tempestuous waves of the Helena Storm surge, surfers face the critical decision of venturing out into the chaos to ride the colossal waves or weighing the risks of this daring endeavor. Witness the raw courage of these riders as they grapple with the ultimate question: is it too risky to confront the immense power of the ocean’s fury?

In this episode, join us as we embark on a journey to create a formidable team of surfers, united by their passion for conquering the most massive waves on the planet.

Experience jaw-dropping footage of surfers conquering massive waves that challenge even the most seasoned professionals. Our Big Wave Surfing Compilation showcases thrilling challenges, incredible wipeouts, and awe-inspiring highlights that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Join us as we go behind the scenes of the Big Wave Surfing community in Nazaré, where passion and camaraderie fuel the pursuit of breaking records and setting new standards in the surfing world.

Witness breathtaking footage of world-record-breaking waves, pushing the limits of what’s possible in extreme sports. See surfers achieve the impossible and etch their names in history.

But remember, every adventure comes with surprises! Witness the unexpected moments that unfold on the vast ocean, from heart-stopping close calls to moments of pure triumph.

With GoPro footage capturing every exhilarating second, you’ll feel like you’re right there, riding the waves alongside our fearless surfers.

While we celebrate triumphs, we also acknowledge the challenges and wipeouts. Nazaré’s powerful waves demand respect, and we’ll delve into the importance of ocean safety for surfers, highlighting the incredible work of the Nazaré Surfing Rescue team.

Whether you’re a seasoned surfer seeking tips and techniques or an adventure enthusiast craving a glimpse into the world’s most incredible waves, “8 or 80” promises to be a series that will leave you inspired and in awe of the surfers mastering the waves.

• Subscribe to our channel now and join us on this incredible journey as we surf around the globe, sharing the life of a Big Wave Surfer in Nazaré! Don’t miss a single episode as we release heart-pounding surf action every week!
—————————- movie production “8or80” by Luís Coelho/DAB Prods & Joaõ Vidinha/Adrenaline Drone Footage.

PS: “8 or 80” is an old Portuguese proverb that refers to the Nazaré way of life – a kind of mentality, a spectrum in dealing with each other, a certain basic tension but never escalation, binary thought patterns and above all the range of variation in wave height (8-80 feet), wave speed (up to 80 km/h) and age.

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