Is this the biggest wave ever surfed?

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Is this the biggest wave ever surfed?

Simon White
November 9, 2011 – 9:48AM

Simon White
November 9, 2011 – 9:48AM

Is this the biggest wave ever surfed?

US big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara has surfed glacier-fuelled tsunamis in Alaska but even he broke new ground when he surfed this 27-metre monster (that’s 90 feet to the older folk out there) off Portugal recently.

The wave, which is being acclaimed as the biggest ever ridden, is believed to be the result of deep water canyons amplifying an eight-metre swell at Praia do Norte off the coast of Nazaré.

McNamara was being towed into waves with UK surfer Andrew Cotton and Ireland’s Al Mennie and later reportedly described himself as “blessed” – not to survive the ride but just to have got the opportunity.

“I feel so blessed and honored to have been invited to explore this canyon and its special town. The waves here are such a mystery”, Garrett said.

For the full story go here:

http://www.watoday.com.au/sport/is-this-the-biggest-wave-ever-surfed-20111109-1n6c1.html

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