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Nazaré, a small Portuguese fishing village, is at the edge of a beach that produces waves as big as anywhere else on the planet. Giant, shifting peaks that march out of a deepwater canyon, and tower menacingly in front of an ancient cliffside fort. The waves there are intense and dangerous, even for the most well-equipped. But Kalani Lattanzi is out there with no equipment at all, save a pair of rubber swim fins. He bodysurfs the huge waves at Nazaré, shocking because there’s really no such thing as big-wave bodysurfing. But Lattanzi, clearly gifted in the ocean, is making it very much a thing.

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