Nazare the most dangerous surfing destination in the world
Maya Gabeira: Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira is the best female big wave surfer in the world.
Maya Gabeira: Her record is even more incredible considering she nearly died at that the same spot a few years earlier.
Alex Botelho: Following Gabeira, many other surfers suffered serious injuries at Nazaré.
An obsession: Despite the obvious peril, big wave surfers just keep coming back to Nazaré.
Nazaré: From October through March you can find these giant waves, which also bring a lot of tourists to Nazaré.
Bravery: A surfer carves a long trail with the surfboard's fins while surfing a powerful wave.
Attraction: People gather at the beach to look at the big waves.
Imposing: A fantastic close-up of a surfer being chased by a wave.
Blue world: Australian surfer Ross Clarke-Jones surfs an impressive wave while the public watches.
Rescue: A jet ski tries to get away from the waves while towing a surfer.