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Champion Surfer Rides Terrifying, World Record-Breaking Wave

Surfer Garrett McNamara may have broken his own world record by riding a 100-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal. And even if he didn’t break any records, it’s still a really big wave.

1. Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara set the world record for biggest wave ever ridden back in November 2011, when he tamed a 78-foot monster. McNamara reportedly broke his own record by riding this 100-foot wave on Monday in Nazaré, Portugal:

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2. This (incomplete) video of McNamara’s ride illustrates just how high the waves were in Nazaré on Monday:

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3. For reference, this is a picture of McNamara surfing the 78-foot wave that currently holds the world record:

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4. Garrett McNamara, 47, Guinness world record holder, insane person:

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Ellie Hall is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C.
Contact Ellie Hall at ellie.hall@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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