100 Foot Wave

The BEST episodes of 100 Foot Wave

Every episode of 100 Foot Wave ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of 100 Foot Wave!

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.

Last Updated: 7/30/2022Network: HBO
Chapter ​VI – More Than Just a Wipeout
40 votes

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

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/22/2021

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

Chapter II – We're Not Surfers
55 votes

#2 - Chapter II – We're Not Surfers

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/25/2021

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

Chapter III – Mavericks
42 votes

#3 - Chapter III – Mavericks

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/1/2021

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

Chapter ​IV – Dancing with God
43 votes

#4 - Chapter ​IV – Dancing with God

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/8/2021

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

Chapter ​V – The Circus
41 votes

#5 - Chapter ​V – The Circus

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/15/2021

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

Chapter I – Sea Monsters
73 votes

#6 - Chapter I – Sea Monsters

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 7/18/2021

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

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