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Surfer rides World Record 78 foot wave

Garrett McNamara breaks the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. The Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed the record saying it was officially 78 feet, setting the record for largest wave ever surfer by about 1 foot. McNamara, a 44-year-old Hawaii pro surfer caught the wave off the coast of Nazaré Portugal in November 2011.

Gmac World Record — Largest Wave Ever Surfed !!!

Garrett McNamara breaks the world record for the largest wave ever surfed. Garrett was towed into a rogue wave in Portugal, at the North Canyon — 90ft (30 yards of wave). Impressive. Check out the massive wave by clicking on the video below, presented by ESPN. Garrett McNamara makes history again by breaking the current Garrett McNamara caught a monstrous wave this week off Nazaré in Portugal, but did the wave face measure anywhere close to 90 feet, as a witness in the surfer’s group implied and as news reports suggested? Is it the largest wave ever ridden, as stated in the headline of a news release issued after the epic tow-surfing session? It was, without doubt, an amazing performance by the big-wave surfing icon from Hawaii. The wave face, however, might appear to some to fall significantly short of 90 feet. It’s worth noting, though, that footage captured from up high or far away, as was mostly the case here (there is some helmet-cam footage), can be misleading. A more accurate perspective can be obtained from up-close, at water level. McNamara was tow-surfing with partner Andrew Cotton at the helm of the jet-ski when the huge set rolled in. Al Mennie was aboard a separate personal watercraft, and acting as lifeguard from the channel. His assessment was provided in the news release. “Everything seemed to be perfect, the weather, the waves. Both Cotty and I rode two big ones in the 60-foot-plus range and then when Garrett got on the rope a wave, maybe 30 feet bigger