KAYABUNGA! Garrett McNamara 'Rides World Record 100 Foot Wave' In Portugal - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 15:39
KAYABUNGA!! Garrett McNamara 'Rides World Record 100 Foot Wave' In Portugal - VIDEO
Ian McCourt | guardian.co.uk
Tuesday 29 January 2013 | 04.44 EST
The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal.
If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but whose family moved to Hawaii's North Shore when he was aged 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazaré.
When McNamara set that record in 2011, he was accompanied by fellow big-wave surfers Andrew Cotton and Alastair Mennie and at the time Mennie said that the conditions were "perfect" for McNamara whom he described as "inspiring".
"Everything was perfect, the weather, the waves," Mennie said. "Cotty and I surfed two big waves of about 60ft and then, when Garrett was ready came a canyon wave of over 90ft. The jet ski was the best place to see him riding the biggest wave I've ever seen. It was amazing. Most people would be scared but Garrett was controlling everything in the critical part of the wave. It was an inspiring ride by an inspiring surfer."
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Thanks for the vid link, The Granger