It is true that the American surfer Garrett McNamara placed the Portuguese city of Nazaré on the map of the big wave surfing destinations, but since then everything changed for Portuguese surfers .They are still only a few, but have consistently pushed the limits. "It is a progressive thing, you don't wake up one day and start surfing on a big wave. It requires a lot of experience and progress is incremental. Those who surfed small waves their whole lives don't suddenly start surfing a big wave. It doesn't work like that. "As said by John de Macedo, one of the project's mentors whose aim is to help the development of big wave surfing in Portugal, giving visibility to the athletes and exploring new places. In Amadora's pool, near Lisbon, surfers train twice a week during spring and summer with the apnea technique.