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Olympic Channel's 'Shredding Monsters' focuses on Nazaré

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Garrett McNamara paddle session at Nazaré © Zon North Canyon



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Documentary Showcases Garrett McNamara, Jamie Mitchell, Hugo Vau, Andrew Cotton and Alessandro Marciano on the Infamous Wave of Nazaré

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 26 May, 2017 - Madrid & Biarritz - Showcasing the adrenaline-filled world of big wave surfing, the Olympic Channel presents Shredding Monsters on Friday, 26 May exclusively on the Olympic Channel mobile app and at

To celebrate the worldwide premiere of Shredding Monsters, the 44-minute documentary will be featured this evening at a surf-studded, “blue carpet” event and film screening at the Municipal Casino Theatre in Biarritz, France on the occasion of the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games.

Shredding Monsters follows a group of surfing friends as they descend on the Portuguese fishing village of Nazaré to surf the what they expect to be the biggest swell of the year. Told through the eyes of five athletes who push their personal mental and physical limits chasing these oceanic beasts, Shredding Monsters features big wave world record holder Garrett McNamara, Jamie Mitchell (Winner of WSL Nazaré Challenge 2016), Hugo Vau, Andrew Cotton and Alessandro Marciano.

“You feel part of something much greater when you’re on a giant wave, but you also feel so insignificant,” said McNamara. “It’s the extreme of the extreme,” said Mitchell. “What we do as big wave surfers is as crazy as it gets.”

“Catching a monster wave, it’s a unique feeling in life,” added Vau. “You really feel alive. It’s seconds that stay in your mind forever.”

Shredding Monsters is an Olympic Channel Production, and is the Channel’s first film dedicated to the sport of surfing which will make its debut on the Olympic Programme at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

The Olympic Channel is a ground-breaking global platform where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, and is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at

Catherine Philbin

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