Giant waves. Hugo Vau and Alex Botelho hospitalized after an accident

Nazaré's giant waves are an international attraction

Nazaré's giant waves are an international attraction

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The Portuguese surfers Hugo Vau and Alex Botelho got injured and were taken to the hospital.

The Portuguese surfer Alex Botelho is "stable and recovered" after the accident he suffered during the Nazaré Challenge, a competition of giant waves that took place today at Praia do Norte, said an official source of the organization to Lusa.

In addition to Alex Botelho, Hugo Vau was also injured following the same accident. The organization's source explained to TSF that the Portuguese surfer was referred to Hospital de Leiria "with an open fracture in his leg."

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