Big wave surfing comes with a level of precaution unmatched by any other sector of wave riding. The preparation, the training, the brotherhood, all pieces to the puzzle that keeps these guys safe and coming back for more. But every now and then there’s a fumble – and recently at Nazare, a rogue set caught surfer, and in this case ski driver, Jamie Mitchell off guard to the point where he had to abandon the craft. Into the frame comes fellow surfer Tom Lowe and, well, you can watch to see what happens next. Luckily Tom is okay, as this scenario could have ended far worse, and he can walk away with an interesting tale about his first-ever wave at Nazare.