Portuguese surfer injured by monster wave

Portuguese surfer injured by monster wave

Portuguese surfer Alex Botelho was rushed to hospital where he is “stable and conscious” after being involved in a serious incident at the Nazaré big wave surfing spot.

Botelho ran into trouble in a big swell when, following a wipeout, he was rescued by his partner on a jetski. But they were unable to outrun a wall of white water rushing up behind them before the craft was hit by another wave from the front.

The pair were sent flying off the jetski and into the air before further waves pounded down on them.