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.
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."
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An appetite for gentrification
Informal street vendors are casualties.
On paper, this all sounds great.
A call for food justice
Food, it seems, has become the perfect lure.
Upending an existing foodscape
Longtime residents find themselves forced to compete against the "urban food machine"
But that doesn't mean objections don't exist.
All represent strategies to meet community needs in a place mostly ignored by mainstream retailers.
So what happens when new competitors come to town?
Starting at a disadvantage
When I see that City Heights' home prices rose 58% over the past three years, I'm not surprised.
Going up against the urban food machine
I argue that investors and developers use food as a tool for achieving the same ends.
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