Video Of The Week - Garrett McNamara's Record Breaking Wave Ride

By Meera Dolasia on May 14, 2012

The morning began as one of those rare days when Hawaiian-born Garrett McNamara did not really want to go surf. It ended, being the day when the 44-year old rode a wave that would get immortalize him forever in the Guinness World Records!

The amazing chain of events took place in November of 2011, when the professional surfer was riding waves in Nazaré,Portugal in an area above an underwater canyon that is famous for generating monster surf.

Tired from being beaten down by the waves the previous day, the 5-ft10-inch tall surfer was thinking about taking a break, but was persuaded by his friends to catch just a few waves. And catch he did - A wave that was at that time believed to be 90-feet tall.

While closer examination by experts pared it down to 78-feet tall, it is still a whole foot higher than the previous record set in 2008, giving the surfer, a well-deserved spot in the record books.


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  • dudeMonday, May 14, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    amazing! but in the video it doesn't seem that big
    • mockingjayMonday, May 14, 2012 at 7:34 pm
      • HANA!!!!!!Monday, May 14, 2012 at 7:07 pm
        • reporter4uMonday, May 14, 2012 at 6:29 pm
          I thought that was cool!!
          • sammy Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:28 pm
            • cahill74
              cahill74Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:24 pm
              so cool!
              • pugfaceMonday, May 14, 2012 at 6:11 pm
                • minnie200
                  minnie200Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm
                  Did you know that breaking records are rare?
                  • minnie200
                    minnie200Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm
                    Have you ever rode on a wave?
                    • minnie200
                      minnie200Monday, May 14, 2012 at 6:06 pm
                      have any of you rode on a wave?


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