Extreme surfer Garrett McNamara rides record-breaking 100-foot wave
01.30.2013
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Garrett McNamara pushed the farther reaches of the envelope this past Monday when he rode a wave believed to be 100 feet off the shore of Nazare, Portugal. It could be his second world record ride at this location. The 45-year-old surfer from Hawaii had a Zen approach to the challenge:

I was totally in the moment. PCP – present, connected and protected.

When I got on the board and they pulled me up with tow rope everything just felt right, it was like magic.”

The question being asked by many folks, including surfing contest director Bill Sharp, is “How do you measure a wave that doesn’t break?”

Here’s some breathtaking footage of Big Monday in Nazare. 
 

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