Brazilian experienced surfer Pedro “Scooby” Vianna usually takes an epic spill from his board for the duration of a storm in Nazaré, Portugal. By February 28, Scooby was tearing down the tide at 45 miles an hour on his rattling surfboard. There was a 70-foot mountain of water avalanching at the rear of him.

The seething spume nipped him from at the rear of and sent him bombing into the fray in a violent again flop.

Scooby’s pal and fellow Brazilian, Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca, rode in on a jet ski to decide on him up prior to the upcoming monster established rolled in. Scooby grabbed ahold of a rear tow board latched to the jet ski, and they sped absent in an attempt to outrun the upcoming wave. Chumbo shortly shed regulate in the choppy whitewater, and the jet ski capsized in the vicinity of some dangerous rocks. An additional large wave was correct at the rear of them.
Two people now required a rescue.
How did Scooby and Chumbo eventually escape the chaos? Everaldo “Pato” Teixeira, a veteran huge wave surfer from Brazil, tore in on still yet another jet ski. In a deft and coolheaded rescue bolstered by a long time of knowledge, Teixeira rescued Chumbo and Scooby, both of those of whom have been comparatively unscathed.

This episode finished well and became 1 of the most important highlights of the Big Wave Time, the drone movie went viral after it was used on a Pink Bull Creation and afterwards accredited to Nationwide Geographic, achieving 20 million sights in couple of days, dozens of media retailers picked up the story, the footage is at present becoming accredited for a number of element documentaries across the world, and is now probably the most considered piece of footage of Nazaré.

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Featured Surfers: Pedro Scooby, Lucas Chumbo, Everaldo Pato Teixeira
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