Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal is home to beautiful, long, sandy beaches that attract people from all over the planet. While the beaches are what the tourists love, jet ski freeriders only care about what the surf is doing. With some of the biggest waves recorded at Praia do Norte, freeriders flock to this beach. While the conditions are extremely dangerous, it is what drives the freeriders to wake up in the morning and get out riding.
Recently, Abraham Hochstrasser has been in multiple headlines for riding in rough conditions and putting on a fantastic show. Equipped with a Rickter freeride hull, he is able to hit any wave, at any speed, and pull off any trick. Having the right equipment is the first thing to check off your list but having the guts to be only holding onto your craft while being inverted is insane. Abraham Ho, the Mexican freerider was invited to come down to Portugal and ride for a upcoming action sports film. This film will showcase riders from all over the world and it only made sense to have Ho riding in the best surf in the world. The film is expected to be released by the end of 2017 so be sure to mark your calendars and get your hands on a copy before they sell out.
We think Ho summed up his recent experience perfectly in an interview with Monster Energy, “I had to try and go into, a wave of almost 20 meters is something difficult to explain, interact with so much power is truly exciting and frightening at the same time; that sense of being so small makes you feel so alive!” The power of the waves and power of his craft is what makes him one of the best freeriders around.