Zon North Canyon Show: The Billabong XXL awards are already tomorrow

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It takes place tomorrow May 4th, 2012 at The Grove Theater in California the ceremony OF Billabong XXL Awards, considered by the surfing industry as the "Oscars of big waves."

The ceremony, which will be broadcast directly on YouTube, will begin at 7.30 pm local time (3,30 am, on May 5th, 2012 in Portugal).

Garrett McNamara and Praia do Norte of Nazaré are nominated for two categories, Ride of the Year and Biggest Wave of the year 2011. The photographer Wilson Ribeiro and the cameraman Jorge Leal, both belonging to the Team of the Zon North Canyon Show are also in competition for the captured images.

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Remember that Garrett McNamara was in Praia do Norte, as part of an initiative of Nazaré Qualifica, with the sponsorship of ZON during the months of October and November for surfing, tow-in and stand up paddle and film the documentary ZON North Canyon Show 2011. This is a three-year project started in 2010 and played by the Hawaiian surfer who returns to Portugal this year between October and November.

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The effect of the phenomenon known as "Canyon of Nazaré" (a geomorphological rare accident, the largest in Europe and one of the world's largest, consisting of a failure in the continental shelf about 170 km long and five meters deep) channels the swell of the Atlantic Ocean to the North Beach creating big waves.

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