/ Biggest wave surfed

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Flinticus - on 30 Jan 2013

Garrett McNamara off Portugal

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21257762





mkean - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

Bit of a cheat getting a tow in, I bet he owns a clip stick as well!

;-)
hang_about - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to Flinticus:
Check out Surfline - it didn't break so unclear whether it counts for XXL
MikeTS - on 30 Jan 2013
In reply to mkean:
> (In reply to Flinticus)
>
> Bit of a cheat getting a tow in,

You can't get on a high wave without it, it's going too fast.
100 foot crags mostly don't move.
ice.solo - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Flinticus:

sweet.

i grew up in surfing circles. waves like that were considered 'big enough to drive a block of flats thru'.

24m = about an 8 story building - respect. but he can have it alone.
robbo99 - on 31 Jan 2013
In reply to Flinticus: guys riding waves like this are heroes...fact. You bail of one of these things you've got a pretty good chance of saying goodbye to the world. Scares me shitless, which i why i'll be fair weather surfing only, and sticking to snowboarding and climbing!

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