Recently released raw footage shows Portuguese big wave surfer and airline pilot, Salvador Villas Boas (51 ys old) charging one of the biggest waves of the day on the first peak at Nazaré during a monster swell in February 2019. Salvador rides the wave until a bump makes him fall of his board on the most dangerous zone of Praia do Norte near the rocks and impact zone.
This is when Ramon Laureano, a Portuguese-Brazilian professional Jetski Rescuer comes into play, he had been following Salvador from behind the wave, and knew the situation demanded a rescue on first attempt.
Both Salvador and Ramon were able to swim back safely to the beach, where the jetski was already “parked”. No injuries reported in what was one of the most spectacular rescue operations of this season in Nazaré.