The huge storm that lashed much of Europe yesterday created some huge waves, including a monster that might earn surfer Carlos Burle a place in the record books. The Brazilian rode a behemoth of a wave at Nazare, on Portugal's central coast, that appears to be even bigger than the 100-foot wave Hawaiian Garrett McNamara rode at the same spot in January, CBS reports.
Burle's feat came soon after he rescued fellow Brazilian big-wave surfer Maya Gaberia, who nearly drowned trying to catch a wave. "It was luck. We never know when we will be catching the wave," Burle tells Surfer Today. "I still hadn't surfed any wave and everyone had already had their rides. Maya almost died. For me, it was a big adrenaline moment to get back there after what happened."