New Big Wave Surfing Record?


Carlos Burle may have ridden the biggest wave of all time. The Cannonball record from Friday was pretty impressive, but this is a whole other level of incredible. Racing your Mercedes across the country puts you in danger of getting arrested. Getting towed in to a 100 foot wave puts you in danger of getting killed.

In fact, one of Burle’s fellow competitors, Maya Gabeira, almost died earlier that day. Burle was able to pull her back to the shore and save her life before heading back out and catching the wave you see in the picture. They were part of a crew that had traveled to Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal in hopes of breaking the world record. Severe storms in the Atlantic made for huge waves.

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