Video: Abraham Hochstrasser Freerides The Nazaré Cannon


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In the past 2 weeks the picturesque village of Nazaré has been shaken by something different; this time it was not the giant wave surfers, enfacing once again the world-famous “cannon”, but rather something unique in world terms: a man and his Jetski challenging the Atlantic in its greatest demonstration of strength and power.

Abraham Hochstrasser, a Mexican professional Freerider, famous for the tricks he performs at high altitude, were in Portugal to surf and fly in Praia do Norte, in a promotional Freeride action, together with a wide team of vídeo capture professionals who will visit during the year various parts of the globe collecting images for a super production about the giant waves and those who dare to confront them.

“It is so scary. The impact of waves on this site is brutal!” – said Abraham on the first day that he surfed at Praia do Norte, a 35-minute journey in which he faced waves of about 7 meters. And that was just the beginning.

As days goes by, the ocean gained new proportions as it entered through February, but the Mexican refused to stay ashore, and wrote a new story to join many others that make these waves the most famous of the World.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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