Osprey Workforce Rider Tom Butler has had an unbelievable 12 months with two Eire bombs, profitable the Newquay Nightsurf competitors and finishing the Celtic Crossing, and to high all of it off, this month he has been nominated for the XXL Wave of The Yr for his Mullaghmore barrel! We’re mega proud to have him on board to say the least.
Tom is at present busy chasing some beasts in Nazaré, Portugal, one among Europe’s (and the world’s) most excessive and monstrous surf spots. Recognized for producing huge swell and thick wedges; this spot presents large, heavy and hole seaside peaks just for the courageous. We had somewhat meet up with Tom and wished to share with you what he’s been getting as much as.
Nazaré is on the West coast of Portugal. In November 2011, Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara surfed a record-breaking big wave: 78 ft (23.eight m) from trough to crest, at Nazaré. Loopy! In January 2013 it was reported that he efficiently rode a wave measuring a most estimate of 100 ft (30 m) on the similar location.
Such very excessive breaking waves type because of the presence of the underwater Nazaré Canyon which has a most depth of a minimum of 5,000 metres (16,000 ft) and is about 230 kilometres (140 mi) lengthy.
Make sure you comply with Tom Butler on Instagram: @tommybutts, Twitter: @tombutlersurf & Fb: Tom Butler Browsing, to maintain updated along with his newest large wave ventures!
Saturday 29th November
Tom catches monstrous XXL wave in Nazaré. He appears to be like tiny compared!
Saturday 22nd November
A Backhand Slice from Butsy in the course of the Praia do Norte competitors
“Nazaré does not have many surfers as most select to journey a physique board right here in Nazaré, the waves break surf boards quick so the fellows to decide on to bodyboard as this board has extra likelihood of surviving a full 12 months.”
Osprey Workforce Rider Tom Butler comes 1st in Praia do Norte Competitors! CONGRATULATIONS! It was an occasion between three totally different surf golf equipment from this area of Portugal: Ericeira Surf Membership, Peniche Surf Membership and Nazaré Surf membership.
Thursday 20th November
Nazaré goes XXL & Tom will get XXL protection for this beast on 20th November 2014.
Tuesday 11th November
A second of calm and focus as Tom prepares for the massive swell that’s hitting Nazaré over the following week.
Monday third November
A surf test from Buttsy on Instagram sees the massive winter swells creeping on in. Take a look at that wedge on the left!
Tuesday 28th October
Superior drone cam view of Nazaré, Tom Butler and his buddy Sebastian Steudtner towing into huge 15ft bombs on the finish of October.
Sunday 19th October
Buttsy catches the ‘Wave of the Day’ at Nazaré in mid October. Shot by @mcnamara_s
Sunday 19th October
“First time my Mum watched me in large waves for actual. Advised me to get out after my first pounding again to shore! I advised her I reside for day’s like this”
Some downtime upkeep.
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