This video is graphic.
We are so glad to hear that Alex Botelho is in stable condition following this accident.
We’re hoping for a full recovery for Alex.
“Big Wave Surfer Alex Botelho was involved in a very serious incident during the Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge. He was rushed to the hospital and we now have an update on his condition. Currently, he is stable and conscious. He will stay at the hospital for further evaluation.
A heartfelt thank you to the safety and medical teams for their quick response. We are wishing Alex a full and speedy recovery.” – World Surf League, 2/11/20
The video below shows us just how big the waves were in Nazare, Portugal today.