Hercules 2014: Huge waves in Sagres, Portugal (Cabo São Vicente) 6/1/14

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clarkewi : You would not want to fall into that.

Thomas Hill : Imagine a 14th to 20th century ship being obliterated against those cliffs in storm seas like this ... This cape is the southwestern most point in Portugal and next to a huge shipping lane. Now the Cabo São Vicente lighthouse is the second (?) most powerful in the world. It can be seen 60 kilometers away. Many centuries of history here. Aweinspiring video = )

Luzitanium : imagine how much energy Portugal could have from these waves

jetpowered1 : If you look there are people standing on the next hill over. Comparing the waves to that reference, you come up with about 40' swells that break and peak over 100' high. That is impressive.

ThePoptartster : If Magellan had seen this he might have stayed home. XD

898voltaire : Do you realize you have some of the best footages on Hércules ?? Unbelievable storm..... Thanks

gugs4 : One of the places I love most here in Portugal . Sagres is where the land ends and begins the endless sea . I still have this medieval Portuguese feeling on this place.

Zbriu : Nature's very dramatic indeed and dramatic looks so much better in HD. This has got to be the best video i've seen about Hercules storm waves.

ostreds : i could watch this all day

Dan : Unbelievable video!!That must have been incredible live, Thanks for Upload....

veronicathecow : That spray is over 100m high! (Comparing it to the people eon the top

Deano Zazo : Nothing but respect for the ocean. What a beauty!

dfmalo8 : Fantastic! love such huge waves! Merci from France!

Chintan Leuva : so big that is looks slow motion! :)

Rafael Franco : ... and sometimes, they fell because of winds. (True story there... i'm from same country.)

naifasanaconda : You do realize the cliffs are over 40 meters, right? That's some huge waves.

sportingtotal : as rochas tem mais de 40 m de altura mas o mar tem uma força brutal.

Constance Wulfsen : I have been there and I know these cliffs are 60 meters high!!! Absolutely incredible waves, thanks for uploading this video!

umut çağlak : amazing and scary

Ricardo Castel-Branco : Back in 1998, the Portuguese government financed an International Fair, being the main theme "Man and The Oceans - Prospectives for the 21st Century"... Back then. a lot of projects involving the use of mechanical energy from the oceans to produce electricity where shown to the world. From those days, globally, not much as been done, even though in Portugal we made a huge progress in our energy balance, using by now almost 65% renewable sources to power our country... However, I remember very well that a study performed by a superior engineering institute, claimed that in Portugal alone, with 1200km of coastal line, the total energy amount of wave breaks against the shore summed to around 2.000 Hiroshima Nuclear Bombs... This means that if from those days, more green energy had been harvested from the oceans and shore lines, many of the now "crazy" storms deriving from global warming and climate changes "strange effects", could have been avoided, or at least... reduced. Just to show you the power involved in these waves you posted here, let me share with you... the same waves from another angle... These phenomena will in a few years devastate and erode several hundred feet of shorelines around the globe. It means billions and billions of Euros and Dollars of damages... that would rather have been much better used in avoiding disasters, than in responding desperately to their consequences. http://youtu.be/VX5_5hfv8co

giovanni cherico : Does her voice sound like Gal Gadot? She is the actress who plays Wonder Woman. Aside from that, this is a beautiful spectacle of nature.

arthistoreebc : This is NOT global warming. It is a purposely engineered structural dynamic...meet the Super Ancients...power supply from the past.

chanctonbury63 : I used to know that place well when I was a kid. Looks like nothings changed!

mi1964amigo : The sea is angry!

Dovydas Vilčinskas : Beautiful :) Wish i could see this live

M Daley : I keep returning to this video over and over again.

Californian : Amazing. The power of those waves mind boggling.

TheAirperri : ''Is good for a paddle''...

Robert Skip Curran : "Dramatic" is right on! Wonderful video. Thanks.

Meta noid : Did you go for a dip?

Pedro Miranda : Awesome footage, congrats ! And thanks for sharing ;)

Lgg130 : whish i could pull a god hack and throw myself in there just for the kicks. best waterpark ever. great upload OP. thanks. Sagres is beautiful

dragonlover7196 : As someone who isn't the most efficient or experienced swimmer- basically I know how to get from Point A to Point B without drowning, that's about it- the amount of power behind the ebb and flow of the waves is preeeetty terrifying... well... I mean, on the subject of "oh yeah if I don't kill myself by falling off the cliffs, the rip currents will do a fine job at keeping me underwater... wow suddenly I feel a lot less enchanted..."

Hooverdarnit : Surf's up and up and UP!

Jim McIntosh : The angry sea "You threw plastic in me" I send waves to you So that you drown in blue !

dutrareis : lol that guy @0:30 must be having some epic feels

Dan Farrar : I am 56 and have seen so many waves live, seen pictures of waves, watched videos of waves, but THIS.....this is the most dramatic video I have ever seen! Just the magnitude and size of the waves and then the clarity of the video and having objects to provide perspective. It is just a wonderful video. THANK YOU for knowing how to video tape, and not jiggling around or missing the best parts of the display. Thanks for sharing, you have my vote for the best wave video!

Fred Gassit : Spectacular, thanks for uploading!

PEPPERS : *stares at the sea* "look how much water" LOL

Gucci_Airlines : Amazing!

Steven Frisch : Magnificent! Thank you for posting it!

Craig Laforest : A great description and video "A SYMPHONY!"

Olaf Weinzer : And to think that the man defeats these waves with an American aircraft carrier that would feel nothing when facing them.

E3ECO : It's amazing to think you could be on top of those cliffs and still get wet.

jamjamsterjiggidyjay : thx for sharing!

Kevin Reid : Mighty video,mother nature so beautiful and so powerful,wow factor at its best.

MR WHITE : You know there is power in those waves when the spray from the sea goes well above the height of the cliffs.Holy Shit!

Oebi : wow Wow WOW woW...

francisco Javier Cruz Garcia : A wonderfull waves, i see about hours. Tks from México City