Big wave surfer Garrett McNamara may have beaten his own world record riding what is thought to be a 100 feet or 30.5 metre wave at Nazare, Portugal.
If the claims are verified, Garrett McNamara will go into the Guinness World Records with his incredible ride on a wave estimated to be more than six metres higher than his previous record, set at the same spot at Nazare in Portugal last year.
Video taken on January 28 show the 45-year-old as a small speck on a towering wave as he plunges down its face. He rides numerous sets, at one stage wiping out on the face of a wave and diving into the churning water.
McNamara was towed by a jet-ski onto the largest wave, which formed over an undersea canyon known as one of the biggest wave-generators on the planet.
The town’s surfing company, Nazare Qualifica, said it was trying to find out exactly how massive the wave had been.In 2007, McNamara became the first man to ride a glacier wave on a surf board. He spent three weeks camped out by the 120-metre Child’s Glacier in Alaska waiting for the perfect wave. He was towed onto a large wave that was generated when a huge block of ice broke off the glacier and fell into the water.