LISBON – The images are in, and 45-year-old Hawaiian Garrett McNamara appears to have set an all-time record for biggest wave successfully surfed, taming what was reported to be a 90 to 100-foot monster swell Monday in Portugal.
McNamara, an expert in riding these massive walls of water, held the previous record when he rode a 78-ft tall wave at the exact same spot, two years earlier, reported the Guardian.
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Alastair Mennie, one of his teammates, explained how McNamara was pulled up to crest of the massive wall of water by jet ski. It was "the biggest wave I've ever seen. It was amazing," said Mennie. "Most people would be scared but Garrett was controlling everything in the critical part of the wave. It was an inspiring ride by an inspiring surfer."
Here's the video: