Well, damn, Nazare's season has only just begun and we've already had colossal waves ridden – plus Russell Bierke, Australia's young hellman, getting steam rolled by a monster. This was Russ' first time out at Portugal's favourite giant, making the trip ready for this most recent run of swell. Talk about a rumbling. And, who do you think wore it better? Cotty's wipe from pretty much one year ago to the day, or Mr Bierke? We'll have more from Nazare's in the upcoming days, stay tuned and keep an eye on the charts Nazare's.
Cover shot; Russ, moments before take down by Rafa Riancho