Whoa! Surfer Garrett McNamara may have caught the biggest wave ever surfed – a 90-footer off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal.
Hawaiian big-wave rider McNamara caught the monster wave in Praia do Norte off the coast of Nazaré this last week. The Nazaré Canyon, a deepwater canyon that measures 170 kilometers long and 5 kilometers deep, is home to one of the only deepwater canyons that run all the way to shore. McNamara performed this feat during the ZON North Canyon Show 201.
According to Surfing Today, McNamara was tow-in surfing with Andrew Cotton and Al Mennie, both from the U.K., when he suddenly caught this giant wave.
“I feel so blessed and honored to have been invited to explore this canyon and its special town. The waves here are such a mystery”, McNamara said in a release.
Prior to this wave, the biggest wave every caught on film was San Clemente surfer Mike Parsons 70-foot plus wave at Cortez Bank in 2008.
The wave and the surfer will no doubt be featured at the Billabong XXL awards in April, where the year’s biggest and baddest rides are highlighted and recognized by the surf industry.
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