- Posted April 21, 2014 by
Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
Garrett McNamara on Madeira Island
Garrett McNamara and his wife Nicole, who is expecting their baby, are on Madeira Island for a short stay.
The couple is staying at Hotel The Vine (World’s Leading Design Hotel, by World Travel Awards 2013). A special menu at the gourmet restaurant UVA as well as a blue and white cocktail named “McNamara Big Wave” was prepared to his honour.
Teresa Gonçalves, The Vine’s General Manager, explained that the barman, Bruno Freitas, was inspired by the big blue waves and the sea foam to prepare when preparing this cocktail for the surfer.
McNamara passed by Madeira before heading to Nazaré beach, in mainland Portugal, where the professional surfer has been receiving a warm welcome since he surfed the big 100ft record wave that put Nazaré and Portugal on the world surf map.
Madeira Island has been developing the surf sport since some years ago, at two main beaches of Jardim do Mar and Porto da Cruz. The presence of McNamara on the island is without any doubt an excellent promotion to surf on this Atlantic island, the extreme south sea frontier archipelago of Europe.