Watch: Calm Under Pressure
As it's not the most spectator friendly wave - no barrel, no turns - much of the voyeurism at Nazare comes from watching some poor bastard cop a drubbing or get washed onto the rocks. In lieu of performance, this is the near-death drama we want to see.
So it's with mild disappointment that I see Toby Cunningham cheering and goofing off after taking four waves on the head while wearing an inflatable vest. I mean, if it's not even dangerous, who really cares?
Toby, who's from Southern California and is a crypto currency trader, was back in the Nazare lineup an hour later.