Strange Waves: Lisbon Ferry Wake

A strange wave breaks in Portugal, near Lisbon: one-wave sets, long lulls, no crowds, and the left looks quite rippable.

Our friend Luis sent us this mysterious little video, explaining that the surfers wait for the big catamaran to pass by this sand bank. A similar concept by Australian shaper Greg Webber has led to a wave-ring project, and subsequent legal battle with the Kelly Slater Wave Company for rights to the idea. Webber and crew achieved the design with a prawning trawler and a slow moving river bank.

Now if they could just fit an oil tanker through there, they might have a diesel-coated Mundaka.

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