The North Atlantic has been heaving over the last few months, but the highlight of the winter happened yesterday in surfing’s newest big wave mecca Nazaré, Portugal. Garrett McNamara already set the world record for surfing the largest wave ever (78 feet / 23.8 meters) at Praia do Norte last winter, and he may have just one upped himself yesterday at the very same spot.
The Guinness Book of World Records only recognizes the height of waves as determined by the judging panel of the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards, so we’ll have to wait until those esteemed experts weigh in on the matter in mid-March.
Until then feel free to compare and debate the size of those two waves, and enjoy some video of yesterday’s session to get the discussion going!
Also, congratulations to Antonio Gomes da Silva for being the only Portuguese surfer to have a go at possibly the biggest waves ever surfed… anywhere!
As a little bonus, here is another session from the month of November featuring Garrett McNamara, Andrew Cotton and Hugo Vau brought to us by the lovely lads at the Zon North Canyon Show!