The BEST Episodes of 100 Foot Wave

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: HBO

The six-part series intimately captures the decade-long odyssey of surfing pioneer Garrett McNamara, who, after visiting Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of conquering a 100-foot wave, pushed the sport to ever-greater heights and alongside locals helped transform the small fishing village into the world’s preeminent big-wave surfing destination. The series is directed and executive produced by award-winning filmmaker Chris Smith and executive produced by Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winner Joe Lewis, Maria Zuckerman, Ryan Heller, and Michael Bloom.

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Chapter II – We’re Not Surfers

#1 - Chapter II – We’re Not Surfers

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 25, 2021

Despite unexpected setbacks during their second season in Nazaré, Garrett catches a wave that changes everything.​

star 8.00
40 votes
Chapter ​VI – More Than Just a Wipeout

#2 - Chapter ​VI – More Than Just a Wipeout

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 22, 2021

After the WSL competition abruptly ends, the athletes reflect on their beloved, unpredictable sport. Garrett attempts to surf again.

star 7.90
30 votes
Chapter ​IV – Dancing with God

#3 - Chapter ​IV – Dancing with God

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 8, 2021

In 2017, Nazaré’s largest swell to date paves the way for a broken record – and a broken back.​

star 7.84
31 votes
Chapter III – Mavericks

#4 - Chapter III – Mavericks

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 1, 2021

Brazilian surfers new to Nazaré fail to heed safety advice, while Garrett’s own appearance at a big wave competition takes a devastating turn.​

star 7.73
30 votes
Chapter ​V – The Circus

#5 - Chapter ​V – The Circus

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 15, 2021

As the world's top surfers arrive in Nazaré for the WSL’s Tow Surfing Challenge, Garrett grows concerned over proposed safety measures.

star 7.62
29 votes
Chapter I – Sea Monsters

#6 - Chapter I – Sea Monsters

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 18, 2021

After discovering Nazaré, Portugal’s monstrous swells, pro surfer Garrett McNamara sets out to achieve his dream of riding a 100-foot wave.​

star 7.41
51 votes