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Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Garrett McNamara surfs 'highest ever' wave off Portugal

An American man, McNamara has ridden what may be the highest wave ever caught by a surfer.

And it was here in Portugal near a beautiful town called Nazaré!Watch this! Beautiful and scary!

If verified, McNamara will have broken his own previous record by more than 20ft
Experts will now have to certify the new record.
The giant wave formed above an underwater canyon famous for being the world's biggest wave generator.
Some reports say the wave may have been as high as 100ft (30m), although this is yet to be confirmed.
"You are just going so fast," McNamara told ABC television. "It's really, really similar to snowboarding on giant mountains.
"And you're just chattering, flying down this bumpy, bumpy mountain. Your brain is getting rattled. Your whole body is getting rattled."
He said he was relieved to have avoided a rocky section of the coast.
McNamara began surfing at 11 and turned professional six years later.

From BBC News

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