January 2, 2015

Benjamin Sanchis escapes an Avalanche in Nazare


You may have seen the photos of this heavy situation, but now check out the video! Pro surfer Benjamin Sanchis has been on every solid XXL swell in Nazare for the past few years and the December 11th, 2014 swell was no different. Sanchis caught one of the biggest waves ever surfed and recieved a serious beating on that day, but equally as heroic was his jetski driver and their ascent up a mammoth wall of foam and water.

Jetskis need water to accelerate. So when you try and drive one through foamy water the engine kind of sputters as it searches for water to propel out of the jet exhaust. Watch as they narrowly escape a towering wave that could have spelled disaster for the duo.

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