This is the terrifying moment that a surfer is completely wiped out by a huge 60 foot wave.
The incredible images are made from the legendary surfing beach of Nazaré, off the coast of Portugal.
It shows the Australian big wave surfer, Russell Bierke, 21, who loads one of the biggest waves of the day before being swept away and rescued by a fellow surfer.
Bierke managed to keep the control for a moment on the wave but erased after a huge explosion from behind forced him into the water.
Despite the frightening ordeal, Bierke was able to resurface and breathe quickly before the next wave forced him back.
Fortunately, he was saved by the award winning big golf surfer Lucas & # 39; Chumbo & # 39; Chianca from Brazil, who arrived on a jet ski to pick him out of the water.
Russell Bierke, 21, was completely wiped out by a huge 60-foot wave in Nazaré, off the coast of Portugal
The frightening failure happened during the biggest surf session of the season so far, on 7 November, with waves of more than 60 feet high.
This is not the first time that Bierke has been rescued by another surfer after a shutdown.
In 2017 he was saved by the Australian surf legend Kelly Slater after being dumped by a wave and kept under water for 45 seconds.
Fortunately, he was saved by the award winning big golf surfer Lucas & # 39; Chumbo & # 39; Chianca from Brazil, who arrived on a jet ski
Bierke, 19 at the time, was in Port Campbell in Victoria, Australia, surfing with Slater and co-pro surfers Ross Clarke-Jones, Tom Carroll and Ryan Hipwood.
Bierke was beaten unconscious by his board and was under water for about 45 seconds and swallowed a huge amount of seawater.
The waves were about 15 to 18 feet high at the break of the two miles at the same time.