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Last season was a poor one by Nazare standards: no XXL days, plus long periods of bad winds, and yet Tim Bonython, who holes up there each Northern Hemi winter, still managed 25 days of water photography.
Water photography at Nazare has less to do with flippers and channel-hanging and more to do with horsepower and a good driver. Says Tim:
"From my first visit back in 2016, I set up on the hill. There are a million spots to shoot from with a million other cameramen and women doing the same thing. So I wanted something a little more exclusive, and the water angle is it.
"Once you're out there your nerves go into overdrive and you seriously need to trust your jet-ski driver. Dino Carmo is my man. Having being a professional bodyboarder and lived all his life at Nazare, Dino knows the Nazare line up like no other.
"Dino puts me deep inside where the moving mountains unload. He's incredibly focused and at all times constantly reassuring me that we are safe."
In this clip, Tim has distilled those 25 days of water footage into 14 mins of action.