Nazaré Given Greenlight to Run WSL Big Wave Tour Event on Saturday

This will be the second-ever Nazaré Challenge to take place.

The World Surf League announced this morning that the Big Wave Tour’s Nazaré Challenge was given the greenlight to run this Saturday, February 10.

Nazaré’s iconic lineup. Photo: Courtesy of Laurent Masurel/World Surf League

“We are excited about what we are seeing at Nazaré,” WSL Big Wave Tour Commissioner Mike Parsons said in a press release.

“We are calling the WSL Nazaré Challenge ON for this Saturday, February 10. With a solid swell coming from the NW, we are looking at around 9-to-12 feet of deepwater swell that will translate to 25-to-35 foot faces by mid-morning and potentially pushing 40 feet later in the day.”

This will mark just the second-ever Nazaré Challenge after last year’s inaugural contest at the iconic big-wave spot in Portugal. Defending champion Jamie Mitchell will be looking to repeat his victory.

Current Big Wave Tour rankings leader Kai Lenny is gunning for extending his lead, and will certainly be one to watch as he pursues his first Big Wave Tour world title.

Tune in to WorldSurfLeague.com on Saturday to watch the event live, and stay tuned to ASN for all the highlights and any updates leading up to and after the event.

Francisco Porcella at Nazaré. Photo: Courtesy of Aleixo/WSL

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