Nazare

Will Skudin may have just ridden the largest wave ever paddled in to at Nazare in Portugal. Now, Nazare has a history of spitting out some of the largest waves the planet has seen, so that's saying a lot. But take a look at the video and you might just agree. What do ya think?

Big wave spot Nazare in Portugal is not for the faint of heart. But it is apparently for playing the violin...

Teacher and surfer Nuno Santos tagged up with Garrett McNamara to get towed into a wave at Nazare while playing "Jingle Bells" on his violin. Who knew that we needed such an awesome thing done?

Tom Lowe enjoyed his first big wave session at Nazare in Portugal the other day, and he somehow walked away unscathed after being taken out by a jet ski. As you can see in the video, Lowe avoids the jet ski initially. But the ski gets taken out by the whitewater and eventually chases Lowe down. As Lowe tells, it basically ran him over and took out his legs.

Lowe was left without a scratch, but the same can't be said of his board...

World champion skimboarder Brad Domke has been riding some of the biggest waves in the world without fins for a while now. But just recently he checked another terrifying location off the list while on a skimboard: Nazare.

But was it the scariest wave he's ever ridden on a skimboard? We give you the top 5 in the list below.

Brad Domke continues to do things on a skimboard that one should not be able to do on a skimboard. His latest trick, riding some big waves at Nazare—yes, that Nazare where Maya Gabeira nearly died. Brad Domke, you're scaring us. We fear what you'll do next...

Photo: Pedro Miranda

Almost exactly 2 years after nearly dying at big wave spot Nazare in Portugal, Maya Gabeira has gotten her redemption. The female big wave surfer has been working towards this moment endlessly and has finally found her way back into the lineup at Nazare. And even better, it's now a 2016 XXL Big Wave Awards Ride Of The Year entry.

The final nominees have been named for the XXL Big Wave Awards, and they're always a crowd favorite: the Wipeout Award nominees. Seeing big wipeouts are always cringe-inducing, and this year's 5 nominees are some brutal ones. Sporting a menagerie of human-pounding waves, it's tough to decide which one is actually the best (err worst).

Watch all 5 below and let us know which one you think should take the award.