Britain’s Daily Mail captured some amazing still shots of an American surfer tackling what could have been a 111.5 foot wave!! No matter if it’s verified as a record or not, it’s still unbelievable to see!
These whopper waves – or XXL’s, roll into the Portugal shore in the winter, and the ‘big dogs,’ pro surfers from around the world, gather to attempt to tackle them.
Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara may have broken his Guinness World Record, by “surfing a reported 100ft wave off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. McNamara surfed a 90ft wave at the same event last year at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards. In this teaser clip from the organisers, McNamara appears to be nailing the big one at 41 seconds,” and you can check out the actual video, by clicking here, via guardian.co.uk.
The Daily Mail goes on to say ‘Guinness already lists Garrett McNamara as the record-holder for largest wave ever surfed. He earned that title in November 2011 when he caught a 78-foot wave off the coast of Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal,” the same location where he might have caught this 100 footer!
Surfer Today reports the feat had not been verified by Guinness, and Portuguese scientists set McNamara’s wave at 111.5 feet!!!!
Wonder what Garrett will do as an encore?