Nazaré  — Big-wave surfers have been flocking to a formerly sleepy Portuguese fishing town, chasing monster waves that are some of the highest ever surfed.

Earlier in November the news broke that a set of fearsome 20m waves were coming to Nazare on Portugal’s Atlantic coast. The message spread like wildfire and soon extreme surfers and sports fans — as well as keen photographers — arrived at the town’s Praia de Norte beach...

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