Renowned Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara has set a new world record by riding a 90-foot wave in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Portugal. Apparently, the record wave was the result of an unusually intense low-pressure system sending huge waves to a deep water canyon that funnels large swells in from the ocean.
According to Surfer Today, the previous record for the largest wave to be surfed was 85 feet, surfed by Ken Bradshaw.
McNamara, 44, is considered the world’s top daredevil big wave surfer, and few surfers would ever attempt to tackle such a dangerous wave, which could easily severely injure kill someone.
Would you go anywhere near this wave? The amazing video below was posted on YouTube by ESPN: