Of all the surfers madly packing boards and securing visas in order to ride the recent once-in-a-lifetime swell at Nazare, Current World Champ Italo Ferreira probably wouldn’t be someone that’d immediately spring to mind.

Yet he did, and contained in this clip is the proof of the Brazilian riding the biggest wave of his life.

It also features Italo slaying some picture-perfect Portuguese beachies in his regular frenetic fashion, which is well worth the viewing on its own.