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100 Foot Wave intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara, who, after visiting Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of conquering a 100-foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small fishing village into the world's preeminent big-wave surfing destination.
A few days after his historic ride, Garrett is visited by his mother, whose presence prompts an exploration into his highly unconventional and turbulent childhood. In 2013, a group of Brazilians arrive in Nazaré, but their failure to heed Garrett's safety advice results in a near-fatal accident. In 2017, Garrett's appearance at a big wave competition takes a devasting turn.
In 2017, prominent surfers flock to Nazaré for its largest swell to date and while one pro sets a new world record, Andrew Cotton suffers a devastating wipeout. In 2019, after rallying through a back-to-back concussion and broken foot, Garrett struggles with determining whether he's mentally ready to get back in the water.
After the World Surf League announces that Nazare will host an upcoming big wave competition, athletes from around the globe arrive to participate in the tournament. But as the event grows in scope, so do Garrett's concerns over the proposed safety protocols. Later, the world-class surfers prepare for some of the largest, most unpredictable waves they've ever seen.
In front of thousands of spectators, the WSL's Tow Surfing Challenge comes to an abrupt end after one competitor suffers a serious injury. As the surfers process the news, they reflect on their tremendous love, fear, and awe of their unpredictable sport. Later, after sitting out the contest, Garrett puts his own injuries behind him and gets back in the water.
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