Jet ski driver pulls off incredible rescue of big wave surfer

Jet ski driver pulls off incredible rescue of big wave surfer

The moment a jet ski driver pulled off an incredible rescue of a big wave surfer at Nazaré in Portugal has been captured on camera.

The drone footage, taken on November 20, shows Brazilian professional surfer Lucas Chumbo, who is considered one of the best big wave surfers in the world, being towed into a giant wave.

This is the dramatic moment a jet ski driver completes an awe-inspiring rescue of a big wave surfer:

Following the spectacular ride, Chumbo successfully manages to exit the wave and waits while his teammate Ian Cosenza picks him up on the jet ski. But as Cosenza gets closer to Chumbo, another monster wave comes their way and threatens to flatten the pair in the impact zone.

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Fortunately, Chumbo is able to grab onto the sled on the back of the jet ski and Cosenza accelerates as quickly as he can towards the shore. It is then that Chumbo and Cosenza are pursued by a sizeable mass of white water travelling at 60 miles per hour which swiftly catches up with the pair and consumes them.

The situation was touch and go for the two men but luckily Cosenza is able to ride the jet ski out of the mass of foam and get them both to safety.

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Per Newsflare, the World Surf League (WSL) has since described the occurrence as "one of the craziest rescues ever seen".

And according to the video news agency, Praia do Norte beach, which is near the fishing village of Nazaré, became famous around the world back in 2011 when Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara set a world record for the largest wave ever surfed at 78 feet.