Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara wowed the surfing community on Monday as he may have broken his own Guinness World Record for largest wave ever surfed when he caught what appears to be a 100-foot wave off the coast of Nazare, Portugal.
McNamara, 45, was filmed on Monday at the same location where, in 2011, he broke the record for surfing the biggest wave ever ridden. The wave’s height is to be verified by Guinness World Records officials but the photograph of the wave is spectacular no matter how high it rose.
McNamara of Haleiwa, won the Biggest Wave title at the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards with his world record 78-foot (24-metre) wave ridden at Praia do Norte on November 1, 2011. McNamara has returned to Nazare because he wants to try to beat the record again, and the forecast for the next days are of big waves as well.
In an interview with ABC News after his 2011 wave, McNamara said it requires a lot of planning while riding big waves. “I set up ahead of time … I run through it in my mind over and over. I check through all the safety precautions,” said McNamara.
If this wave was as high as 100 feet then the record setting Hawaiian has broken his previous record of 78 feet!
Footage of McNamara, possibly breaking his own world record, was shot by surfing photographer To Mane.
Enjoy the apparently record breaking wave ride in the video below.