A Once-in-a-Millennium Rogue Wave, Nazaré Results, and More

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The news arrived hot and heavy this week in the surfing world, with stories from all over the wave world. Welcome to the Weekly wrapor inertia Juan Hernandez summarizes all the top stories on our site each week.

Nazaré got the nod, hosting a BWT event there for the second time since November, and Lucas “Chumbo” Chianca was found to have the hottest hand in the big wave game. His usual towing partner, Kai Lenny, got an invite to the Hurley Pro Sunset Beach and so stayed in Hawaii. Chianca didn’t skip a beat, earning top individual male performance honors and sharing a win with event partner Nic von Rupp. Also next to Chianca on the podium was Maya Gabeira, who took the opportunity to throw some shade at a former sponsor and point out that she still gets the job done, with or without major backing.

“Don’t give up on your dreams,” she said.

Elsewhere in the big wave realm, researchers came across a bizarre rogue wave off the coast of Canada.

Back on the World Tour, former CT competitor Keala Kennelly spoke about the importance of the Women’s Tour finally having an event in Pipe. She didn’t throw a punch either, acknowledging that surf brands have work to do if they are serious about promoting equality in the sport.

On the men’s side, editor Joe Carberry spoke to the mother of a certain guy wearing the yellow jersey. Judy Slater Lane shared stories about Kelly’s upbringing and career history.

On the hill, editor Will Sileo hit the road to Jackson Hole. He’s getting in on the action at Kings and Queens of Corbet’s, which people will be able to watch and follow with inertia when this event gets the green light between February 12 and February 18.

Hope you caught your breath during this “dip week” because we’ll have some Hurley Pro results to report from Sunset by this time next week and maybe some Jackson Hole madness.