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100-Foot Wave? American Surfer Rides Monster Wave Off Portugal

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Slade Sohmer


By Slade Sohmer on January 29, 2013


In November 2011, American surfer Garrett McNamara turned in a record-setting run on a 78-foot wave off the coast of Portugal. The wave was originally described as 90 feet, but Guinness World Records officially acknowledged it in its record books as a ho-hum 78-footer.

On Monday, with waves at Praia do Norte, Nazaré even higher by some estimates, McNamara claims to have bested his own record — by riding a 100-FOOT WAVE. Surf photographer Tó Mané caught the scene:

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Tó Mané, via Surfer Today

While we await official word from Guinness, check out this footage of McNamara totally besting this beast of a wave.

Here’s what the scene looked like off Portugal:


via Tobias Ilsanker

Here’s McNamara’s 78-foot wave run:

SEE ALSO:
What Riding a 90-Foot Wave Looks Like
Bummed-Out Surfers Make Their Own Waves With a Huge Tarp
Nothing to See Here, Just Some Dogs Surfing

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