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KAYABUNGA! Garrett McNamara 'Rides World Record 100 Foot Wave' In Portugal - VIDEO

KAYABUNGA!! Garrett McNamara 'Rides World Record 100 Foot Wave' In Portugal - VIDEO

Ian McCourt |
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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Better video of Garrett, explaining his ride

I'm a beached surfer.. I lived to surf "Big waves".. It really gets me to watch surf films.. that's all I ever watched for decades.

Anyways.. when you watch this.. look at the rainbows raining on Garrett from the wave in front of him.. beautiful isn't it? And on this vid, you see him getting tubed and coming out the back.

AWESOME. He's making Nazera Portugal famous, and won't be long, but I imagine many surfers are packing up, moving to Portugal and lving the good life there. I might.. I don't know.. I LOVE tha Pacific Ocean.. even though I have lost many friends to it.

BTW, the biggest are not THE BEST.. here's the best:

I'm all torn up now.. gosh but I miss surfing.

More pics of that here:

Crazy shit. 5 stars.

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Quotes from Point Break

Bodhi: Yo, Johnny! I see you in the next life!

Bodhi: What’s the matter with you guys? This was never about the money, this was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human sprit is still alive. Don’t worry about this guy, okay? I know exactly what to do with him.

Bodhi: Look at it! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity, man! Let me go out there and let me get one wave, just one wave before you take me in. I mean, come on man, where I am I gonna go? Cliffs on both sides! I’m not gonna paddle my way to New Zealand! Come on, compadre. Come on!

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