Big wave surfing season in Portugal was mind-blowing this year

Nuno Dias shot this absolutely insane surfing footage that looks more like a snowboarder out in front of an avalanche than a surfer on a wave.

He notes:

2016/17 was a special Winter in Nazaré, with so many swells and consistent big wave action taking place. Barriers have been broken in so many levels most prominently on the paddling front. Having the opportunity to witness and document what went down on this past few months was just incredible.

That's right... much of this footage is not tow-in, but paddle-in surfing, which makes it even more incredible.

Bonus video: Moroccan surfing along a steep cliff.

Grande (Vimeo/ Nuno Dias)