Skip to comments.100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed
Posted on 01/31/2013 5:44:43 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
Garrett McNamara of Hawaii rode a giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal yesterday.
It was claimed to be 100 feet high, although the Guinness Book of World Records has not yet confirmed the measurement (the official measurement is usually smaller than initial estimates).
Nazaré has unusual conditions for making huge waves
an undersea trench narrows right before the shore, shooting the sea up to the sky at the last minute.
(Excerpt) Read more at ritholtz.com ...
Still pretty darn big.
Big wave surfer Derrick Doerner had to do about 5 takes and wipe out on purpose at Waimea Bay to film that scene.
Wonder how big the waves are on Uranus?/sarc/tagline ref
Thanks for the info. I didn’t know the background for Swayze’s last scene in that movie.
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Riding waves that big means you end up in the lagoon and Ginger and Maryanne swoon over you.
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