This Could Be Biggest Wave Ever Surfed
Surfer follows up rescue with possible new record
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2013 2:02 AM CDT
Surfers Carlos Burle, right, from Brazil, and Garrett McNamara, from the US, pose for a photo after Burle surfed a giant wave at Nazare on Portugal's Atlantic coast yesterday.   (AP Photo/Miguel Barreira)

(Newser) – 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."

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Nov 1, 2013 8:57 PM CDT
Endless Summer for sure.
Oct 29, 2013 8:57 PM CDT
Well, if it heads for Japan, at least they're used to it and will know how to deal with it...
Oct 29, 2013 7:42 PM CDT
Amazing. I remember watching Kelly Slater when he was a kid sufing Cocoa Beach. I bet he wishes it was him.