On Feb. 7, we posted an article detailing a surfboard that was created by Mercedes-Benz for big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara. On Feb. 21, Mercedes-Benz posted a video to YouTube of McNamara putting the board to good use on the monster waves of Nazaré, Portugal.
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In the video, you are taken through the process by which the board was conceptualized, designed, crafted and, finally, taken down the face of a giant wave. To design the board, McNamara was actually taken to the Mercedes-Benz factory in Stutgart, Germany, where he spoke with the likes of Steffen Köhl, Director of Advanced Design Global Mercedes-Benz. McNamara and Köhl discussed what he needs out of a board in order to create the most efficient and comfortable ride on the deadliest of waves.
Check out the video above to see it all happen.
(Source: Mercedes-Benz / YouTube)