Surfer wall is a unique space in the world that recognizes surfers who have left their mark on the iconic giant wave of Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal. This museum displays the surfboards of the best surfers in the big wave world, including names like Garrett McNamara, Sebastian Steudtner, Maya Gabeira, Andrew Cotton, among others.
A few days ago, the Mexican Abraham Hochstrasser was awarded by this small but imposing museum located inside the fort that houses the famous and emblematic lighthouse of Nazaré; unlike the rest of the decorated characters Abraham appears in the place with a Jetski motorcycle, having been the first athlete to challenge this wave aboard his motor vehicle when faced with waves of almost 50 feet.
"As an athlete and freerider it is an honor and privilege to be in such an emblematic and magical place and share a space with great athletes of the surfing world, being recognized in some of the most radical places on the planet is definitely something unique, I feel very fortunate to be part of this incredible project that has been the result of teamwork and I can only thank the people who have always supported me as well as my sponsors for believing in me and the sport " commented Abraham.
"This is a room that demonstrates the respect and recognition of Nazaré for surfers who compete, train, or use Praia do Norte as a place of improvement, bringing their potential to the maximum..." said Walter Chicharro, president of the Nazaré chamber.
Abraham is the first Monster athlete and Mexican to leave his mark on the wall of the museum, space recognized worldwide.