Garrett McNamara vs 90 foot wave in Portugal...

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Garrett McNamara vs 90 foot wave in Portugal...

Post by andrema on Wed 09 Nov 2011, 8:28 am

Garrett McNamara rode what members of his group implied was the largest wave ever successfully negotiated during a tow-surfing session Tuesday off the coast of Nazare, a small fishing town 70 miles north of Lisbon, Portugal. The wave face measured "around 90 feet," according to a news release announcing the feat.

Guinness World Records lists a 77-foot wave ridden at Cortes Bank in 2008, by Mike Parsons, as the current record. Cortes Bank is a shallow reef that sits 100 miles off the coast of Southern California, and is considered one of the most feared nautical hazard for mariners. Ken Bradshaw, another surfer from Hawaii, rode what was described as an 85-foot wave at an outer Hawaiian reef in 1998. (Wave heights always seem to fall under dispute.)

Here is a link to the video...this thing is HUGE!!


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Re: Garrett McNamara vs 90 foot wave in Portugal...

Post by sixtysix on Wed 09 Nov 2011, 11:01 am

That's a big one..... Shocked
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Re: Garrett McNamara vs 90 foot wave in Portugal...

Post by porschefan on Wed 09 Nov 2011, 11:34 am

...nuts...
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