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100-Feet-Tall Wave Largest Ever Surfed
The Big Picture, at Ritholtz.com website ^ | January 31, 2013 | Washington's Blog

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 ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Hobbies; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: extremesports; surfing
I loved the last scene in the movie "Point Break." "He isn't coming back." This wave definitely fits the bill, and the guy made it!
1 posted on 01/31/2013 5:44:47 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2013/jan/29/garrett-mcnamara-100ft-wave-video


2 posted on 01/31/2013 6:03:37 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Pearls Before Swine
100 ft is a nice number for the newspapers, but it'll probably be officially recorded at around 80 feet.

Still pretty darn big.

3 posted on 01/31/2013 6:16:38 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Pearls Before Swine

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


4 posted on 01/31/2013 6:29:23 AM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: wxgesr

Thanks for the info. I didn’t know the background for Swayze’s last scene in that movie.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 6:58:30 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine
Step into Liquid

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6 posted on 01/31/2013 7:09:01 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Doogle

Riding waves that big means you end up in the lagoon and Ginger and Maryanne swoon over you.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 9:45:50 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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