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Watch Benjamin Sanchis ride one of the biggest waves ever

When a 7-meter swell with 20-second period appeared on the charts, Benjamin Sanchis & Eric Rebière along with the Billabong Adventure Division headed to Nazare, Portugal, hoping for the best.

What happened then was a new bar set in big wave surfing with some of the biggest - scariest - waves ever ridden. Sanchos himself towed into an absolute monster, got air, recovered to finally bail... « I have had my share of massive bail-outs in my life, but never like this one » he reckoned afterwards. « I almost lost my two life jackets. Had I lost them I wouldn't be here today that's for sure (…) luckily Eric was there to rescue me".