You’ve heard of Nazaré, Portugal by now. It’s the place where Garret McNamara whipped into a wall that the world called 300 feet and the surf world called 60. Apparently, waves doesn’t have to be the size of the Empire State building to get Nazaré jumping — a swell the size of your local city hall will suit it just fine. Earlier this week, Kelly Slater snuck away from the Rip Curl Pro in Peniche for a session at the big N. He spent so much time in the city hall sized caverns that you’d think he was a councilman. The first two barrels in this clip (at :15 and :21) are either profound, or we have yet another case of deceiving angles in Nazaré. It’s interesting to see what Kelly gets done in one session. And considering that Slates fell in Round 2 at the Rip Curl Pro yesterday, the mopey song is all too fitting.
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