Cross weave at Nazare - video

Stu Nettle
Swellnet Dispatch

This drone footage provides a great overview of Nazare at size. It's clean, offshore, but far from being lined up, the effect is more cross weave than corduroy as swells running at 45° to each other amplify in size where they meet. It's a huge, oversized beachbeak wedge.

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Blowin commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 7:58am

It's shit is what it is.

The last refuge of the jet ski pest.

Crew are having fun though .

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podrig commented Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 at 3:17am

Snet needs a like 'like' option.. mugs have to log in to give credit where credit's due.

Top comment.. shit by degrees.. straight is the newline cinema..

https://www.instagram.com/p/BbaNeITBoji/?taken-by=worldsurfinsta

Okes having "fun" and not a ski in sight

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stunet commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 8:12am

But from an observers point of view, at least an interested observer, the way a single swell source can throw waves at 45° angle of incidence is incredible. The effect bathymetry has on breaking waves has only started to be understood, but this vid shows the ocean floor at Nazare will remain an enigma for a long while yet.

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cswells commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 8:32am

Interesting perspective, gives a better view on how 'wedgey' the Nazare peak is as opposed to footage from the clifftop.

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nicksanta commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 11:48am

That first bloke pretty much backdoor'd it, before getting absolutely walloped. I wonder if that approach is ever going to be viable at Nazare, it definitely makes for better viewing than the typical shoulder hopping.

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wally commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 12:28pm

I'd love to have a go.
I wouldn't be letting go of the rope though.

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crg commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 1:40pm

I love surfing wedgy beach breaks...they're so much fun and random...at 4 ft not 40 ft though...

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memlasurf commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 2:24pm

I am with you crg. If Josh Kerr said it was hairy, it is.

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sharkman commented Monday, 13 Nov 2017 at 6:08pm

shit is that the worst sound track yet?
Would have liked to see a bit lower down , but I guess the spray gets in the way.

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AndyM commented Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 at 8:49am

That's possibly the worst song I've ever heard.
Ever.

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quokka commented Tuesday, 14 Nov 2017 at 3:17pm

Bad euro porn soundtrack!
Go right you pussies