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    Surfer Breaks Own Record With A 100ft Wave

    Surfer Garrett McNamara 'rides world record 100ft wave' in Portugal

    Link to video: Garrett McNamara 'surfs record 100ft wave' in Portugal

    The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal.

    If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but whose family moved to Hawaii's North Shore when he was aged 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazaré.

    When McNamara set that record in 2011, he was accompanied by fellow big-wave surfers Andrew Cotton and Alastair Mennie and at the time Mennie said that the conditions were "perfect" for McNamara whom he described as "inspiring".

    "Everything was perfect, the weather, the waves," Mennie said. "Cotty and I surfed two big waves of about 60ft and then, when Garrett was ready came a canyon wave of over 90ft. The jet ski was the best place to see him riding the biggest wave I've ever seen. It was amazing. Most people would be scared but Garrett was controlling everything in the critical part of the wave. It was an inspiring ride by an inspiring surfer."

    The money quote:

    "The waves break into cliffs 300ft in height. You can't contemplate coming off because it would kill you."

    I think McNamara has some major league Cojones !

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    I used to be a surfer, 300 ft, nothing

    I nearly drowned climbing on the board, before I put it in the water.

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