20 Unforgettable Action Sports Heroes Of 2013

From Carlos Burle, to Danny MacAskill to Diana Nyad. We recognise our inspirations from the last year.

Nazaré has something of a reputation for throwing out apocalyptic waves from time to time. It’s been the scene of some epic big wave slaying in the past courtesy of Garrett McNamara but the giant Carlos Burle tackled at the end of October may prove even bigger.

It wasn’t just his fearless assault of a 100ft wave that impressed us. Prior to the ride of his life, Burle’s tow-in partner and fellow big wave surfer, Maya Gabreira was wiped out riding the waves off of Portugal’s Atlantic Coast. Burle’s quick reactions and rescue were instrumental in saving her life.

Bravery on the board and on the jet ski and a potential new world record. Just some of the reasons we’re proud to count Carlos Burle as part of the action sports family.

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