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Further footage of jet ski driver completing incredible rescue of big wave surfer at Nazaré

This is the dramatic moment a jet ski driver pulled off an incredible rescue of a big wave surfer at Nazaré in Portugal.

The drone footage shows professional surfer Lucas Chumbo being towed into a monster wave on November 20th.

After an impressive ride, the Brazilian exits the wave successfully and waits for his teammate Ian Cosenza to pick him up on the jet ski.

However, as Cosenza approaches Chumbo, another huge wave rolls towards them threatening to flatten them both in the impact zone.

Chumbo manages to grab onto the sled on the back of the jet ski and Cosenza accelerates as fast as he can towards the shore.

But the drama doesn't end there: the two are now pursued by a mass of white water travelling at 60 miles per hour which quickly catches the pair and swallows them up.

When something like this happens it generally doesn’t end well but against all odds, Cosenza manages to ride the jet ski out of the mountain of churning foam and get them both to safety.

The WSL (World Surf League) described this as “one of the craziest rescues ever seen.”

Chumbo is currently one of the best big wave surfers in the world.

Praia do Norte beach, near the fishing village of Nazaré, became famous worldwide in 2011 when Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara set a world record for the largest wave ever surfed at 78 feet.

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