Man Surfs 90-Foot Monster Wave, Sets Record

Garrett McNamara rides rode monster off Portugal
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2011 10:17 AM CST
Updated Nov 13, 2011 9:00 AM CST

(Newser) – There are waves, and then there are waves. Garrett McNamara managed to surf one of latter. The Telegraph reports that the Hawaiian set a world record after riding the 90-foot monster off the coast of Portugal. The 44-year-old professional surfer was in a prime position to do so: He was in the water as part of a study with the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute that's attempting to figure out why the rogue waves form in the area. The former record, set in 2008, involved a 77-foot wave. (Read more surfing stories.)

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