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Video: surfer rides 90 foot wave in Portugal, breaks world record



It's one thing to go to the beach to catch some waves in Portugal, but it's an entirely different thing to catch a 90 foot wave successfully, breaking a world record. And that's just what surfer, Garrett McNamara, did. McNamara broke the world record for the longest wave ever surfed when he caught this 90 foot wave off the coast of Portugal. The largest wave claimed to have been surfed before this one was 80 feet, and there's no solid documentation to back up that the 80 foot surf actually happened. Although little documentation, other than this video above, has been released regarding McNamara's feat, as far as I'm concerned, this little video clip above is pretty decent documentation. Watch this video if you'd like to sit in awe for a minute or if you're simply interested in scoping just how big some of those waves off of Portugal's coast can get.
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