Portugal’s premier big-wave spot Nazaré makes and breaks dreams with each gigantic swell. (And some of those dreams quickly devolve into living nightmares.)

Thankfully, the nine-minute film that Nuno Dias has put together from the past two winters features only empty waves. But put in slow-motion, they show a more viciously mesmerizing side of the famed Nazaré.

Set to an original soundtrack by Luís Medeiros, “Empties” showcases a side of Nazaré that is truly hypnotizing.

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