A great start for Natx Gonzalez in the 2018 / 2019 WSL Big Wave World Tour

Natxo rocketed into the media after he pulled out of the first perfect 10 wave ever at Nazaré, Portugal. It didn’t stop there, he jumped on a flight to Hawaii for the next event at the infamous Jaws. The wind was strong, the waves were big and the young Basque surfer had to travel home with a muscle injury around his ribs.

See the video wrap up from Natxo’s first two events.

Edit by Jon Aspuru

Reflecting on his success inNazaré, Natxo said:

The whole day was like a dream. The waves were amazing and the vibe in the water was incredible. I was a little nervous in my first heat, but everything came together in my semi final and to score a barrel out here today was amazing. After I took off, I had to take a high line right away and when I came flying out I could not believe what just happened. I started crying on the jet ski on the way back out, it was a really emotional moment. There’s so much pressure, so much adrenaline… Thanks to the World Surf League for such an epic call, to all my sponsors and to all my friends who are here with me.