Film Shows Horrifying Reality of Big Wave Surfing

It’s not all beautiful barrels and riding cleanly out of waves. Bones break, muscles tear, and even worse things happen when surfers take on the biggest waves in the world.

In Nazare, one of the world’s premier big wave surfing destinations, things can go south quickly. This film from Jamie Hancock dives into the precautions surfers take to ride safely and the unfortunate circumstances of one rider who broke his back.