Barreling through the surf
Kai Otton of Sydney, Australia, rides a tube during the RipCurl Pro Portugal, placing second in his Round 3 heat on Oct. 17 in Peniche, Portugal. Tube rides — when a surfer positions himself inside a cresting wave — are considered one of the most challenging surfing manuevers. (Photo: Kelly Cestari/ASP via Getty Images)
Crowds gather to see how it's done
Thousands of excited Portuguese surfing fans gather on the beach of Peniche on Oct. 16 to observe Round 1 of the Rip Curl Pro Portugal surfing competition. The annual competition is held in Peniche, one of Europe's best surfing locations because the beaches face three different directions, resulting in excellent and consistent waves. (Photo: Kelly Cestari/ASP via Getty Images)
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Big Snapshot: Catching the waves in Portugal
The Rip Curl Pro surfing competition took place in front of thousands of excited Portuguese surfing fans on Oct. 6 in Peniche, Portugal.