Did Surfer Break World Record on This Mammoth Wave?Photo prompts many to wonder if Garrett McNamara has ridden a 100-foot wave
Facebook: Tó Mané
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara already has the record for surfing the biggest wave ever ridden -- a 78-foot beast at Nazaré, Portugal, in 2011. But on Monday, Jan. 28, he rode this massive wave at Nazaré, prompting SurferToday.com to wonder whether he not only broke his own world record but dropped into a 100-foot wave. (Or, as one Portuguese publication so eloquently put it, "Garrett McNamara volta a surfar montanha de água na Nazaré.")
McNamara wrote on Twitter Monday, "Thank you for all your support. It means the world to me. Today was an awesome day and so fun to be out there..."
The ride was captured on film by photographer Tó Mané.
It'll take some time for record keepers to assess the size of this wave. Meanwhile, here's video of McNamara's epic 2011 ride:
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