VIDEO: New York surfer survives brutal wipeout at Nazare big-wave contest

Professional surfer Will Skudin of New York survived one of the more brutal wipeouts of the Nazare Challenge, a big-wave contest held Friday by the World Surf League in Portugal.

The Long Beach native was “unable to set his stance” on the big wave during Round 1 of the first event on the Big Wave Tour, according to the WSL.

See the video . . .