100 Foot-Wave Surfing? Garrett McNamara may break his own Guinness record for surfing largest wave ever ridden (Photo)By Angel Cuala on Jan 30, 2013 in Amazing, Europe, Sports •
Could Garrett McNamara be the first 100-foot wave surfer? Well, that is what surfing experts are expecting, after the Hawaiian surfer tried to break his own record, as shown in the photo below. McNamara, 45, currently holds a Guinness World Record title for surfing the world’s largest wave ever ridden.
As noted at Guardian this Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Garrett McNamara surfed on a monster wave off the coast of Nazare, Portugal that day of what onlookers estimated to be about 100 feet high. He was accompanied by fellow surfers Andrew Cotton and Alastair Mennie during that breathtaking moment.
“Everything was perfect, the weather, the waves. Cotty and I surfed two big waves of about 60ft and then, when Garrett was ready came a canyon wave of over 90ft. The jet ski was the best place to see him riding the biggest wave I’ve ever seen. It was amazing.” Alastair Mennie was quoted in the report.
“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.” Mennie added, with Guinness World Record still to confirm the exact height of the wave that Garrett went through. An official video of his act will be released soon.
“Thank you for all your support. It means the world to me. Today was an awesome day and so fun to be out there.” Garrett McNamara (@GMACHawaii) tweeted right after his phenomenal stunt, who was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but his family moved to North Shore, Hawaii when he was 11 years old.
Back in November 2011, McNamara surfed on a 78-foot wave also in Nazare, Portugal. In May 2012, Guinness World Record awarded him the title for surfing the largest wave ever ridden. He broke the record of Mike Parsons, who surfed a foot lower at Cortes Bank in California back in 2008.
This time, could Garrett McNamara really have surfed a 100-foot wave?
Garrett McNamara, surfing the what is being believed to be a 100 foot wave
Image Credit: To Mane via Francisco Salvador Twitter
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