The image captured by Tó Mané, one of the best surf photographers in Europe, is simply breathtaking. Garrett McNamara is seen riding what seems to be a 100-foot wave. Although is far from clear, as the shot is taken from an upper angle, the ride is unbelievable. Tó Mané freezes the moment when McNamara descends the face of the wave.
Garrett McNamara traveled from Hawaii and hit the water with Kealii Mamala - with whom he surfed waves generated by glacier blocks in Alaska - Kamaki Worthington and Hugo Vau, as their support team on the jet ski. The conditions in Nazaré were heavenly perfect. Light southern winds and strong swell coming from northwest and hitting the local canyon as it should.
The question is simple. Has Garrett McNamara ridden the 100-foot wave in Nazaré? How big is this wave? Has Nature improved the Guinness World Record in Nazaré set at 78 feet (23,7 meters)?
Garrett ‘GMAC’ McNamara (born August 10, 1967 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is an American professional big wave surfer and extreme waterman explorer known for breaking the world record for largest wave ever surfed, surviving a monstrous wave at Jaws, and riding tidal waves from calving glaciers in Alaska.
Source: Wikipedia: Garrett McNamara, Facebook: Garrett McNamara, Surfer Today