Hurley continues to support the big wave community by sponsoring the World Surf League’s 2022-2023 TUDOR Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge.
The competition will showcase the best of big wave surfing at Portugal’s iconic Nazaré break, where world-class surfers face some of the biggest waves in the world. Nazaré is known for its monster waves, including the current Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed at 86 feet!
The competition will feature nine teams made up of two competitors, surfers and jet ski drivers, hoping to make surfing history. Team Hurley is pleased to present its own legendary big wave surfers, including Kai Lenny of Hawaii; Nazaré local, Nic von Rupp; and New York icon, Will Skudin.
“Nazaré is the biggest wave in the world, the most consistent, the most dangerous, the most challenging wave. It’s an honor to be in this event, it’s an honor to surf with and against the best big wave surfers in the world. Let the show begin,” Nic von Rupp said in a press release.
“Nazaré turns into the Madison Square Garden of surfing when it wakes up. Thousands of people lining the cliffs and just the rawness of the waves, it’s something you can’t experience anywhere else in the World. I am looking forward to mixing it up with the crew this year. Stoked to have Hurley presenting the event this year too,” added Will Skudin.
To mark the occasion, Hurley has commissioned local Portugal surf artist, Waves by Johny Viera, to paint the event poster, which will also be available across a limited Nazaré collection of merchandise.