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:
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:
Here’s McNamara’s 78-foot wave run: