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Also known as “Portugal’s Monster," Nazare is the home of some of the most enormous waves in the worldGarrett McNamara set the world record in 2011 for the biggest wave ever surfed at 78 feet. "In Nazare, the Hawaiian surfer told Time, the ocean is known as a place of death, not of riding waves" (npr.org). Nazare’s waves are created much larger due to the Nazare Canyon. They are so dangerous that big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira was nearly killed during a wipeout in 2013. But if you’re up for the challenge, Nazare’s waves are patiently waiting for you.