BIGGEST WAVE EVER SURFED?

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dogtown

Trad climber
Cheyenne, Wyoming and Marshall Islands atoll.
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 6, 2013 - 10:33pm PT
World's Biggest wave ever surfed. FULL VIDEO CLIP. A 90-foot wave with Garrett McNamara off the cost of Nazare, Portugal, showing the city as the background, the set waves, land support, wave ride towing-in, and interview with Garrett McNamara.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlrqyHIE4wc
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 6, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
i'm not positive dog, but I think this has been posted here before


it's good though
dogtown

Trad climber
Cheyenne, Wyoming and Marshall Islands atoll.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
I'm not sure it's the biggest wave either? but it's for sure badass.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:29am PT
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
http://www.surfermag.com/features/mcnamara-withdraws-from-xxl/
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Mar 8, 2013 - 11:45pm PT
There was another Thread, don't know if it was this one. I don't remember seeing this ride before.

No way to describe watching this.......the F%$# word doesn't even come close.

The Bachar/Honnold of the water world. Keep safe Dude. lynnie
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:46am PT
next year it'll be bigger..
Timid TopRope

Social climber
'used to be Paradise, CA
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:52am PT
Drljefe,
Thanks for that link. Nice to read that he shunned the hype machine.

Absolut vodka asked my brother to make an image for their ongoing add campaign featuring artists. He wrote back saying he'd do it if he could say "absolutely f*#ked up"..........never heard from them again.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 28, 2014 - 12:36am PT
o-man

Social climber
Paia,Maui,HI
Feb 28, 2014 - 02:06am PT
Double D,Peahi
Double D,Peahi
Credit: o-man
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Feb 28, 2014 - 02:44am PT
Interesting that Garrett McNamara was doing the tow-in
mcreel

climber
Barcelona
Feb 28, 2014 - 06:41am PT
The reporter in that last video sounds like a beta version of a speaking robot.
Bill Mc Kirgan

Trad climber
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Feb 28, 2014 - 07:14am PT
Yeah, mcreel, the beta robot narration sounds a bit xtranormal.

The video was incredible. The profile shot of the wave looks sinister.
Jim Clipper

climber
from: forests to tree farms
Feb 28, 2014 - 09:38am PT
I think there was some controversy about the technology Garret McNamera was using to catch waves. There is a guy here in Santa Cruz named Sean Dollar who I happened to run into a couple of times. I'm not the one to say, but I'd call them both watermen. Stoked that they get to do something they love, and represent surf culture.



Not to be sentimental, but the song reminds me of going to Leucadia, seeing clips of a bootleg copy of Big Wednesday. Being small and having had a short attention span, years until I sat through it entirely.



Finally, my dad tried to get me to start skating natural stance. I think he eventually gave up and said, "That's o.k. you can surf Pipeline some day." Ha!!! I'll never get there, but it is fund to watch. Moreover, I thought it would be cool if someone donated their first Master's purse to something like the Boys and Girls Club of North Shore, or maybe West Side. More better, tithe 10% prize money? If you really make it, reverse tithe? Some people keep buying up land. Hawaii people, some need to eat... I never really dig the poi myself.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 28, 2014 - 10:41am PT
Biotch, that was a human narrating that? BwaHaHaHaHa!
I also hope the Billabong folks have a better vid to watch cause that one
was a real POS! But it was definitely GNARLY! Only a Brit plumber would
do that. Is he related to Don Whillans?
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Feb 28, 2014 - 12:29pm PT
Lots of giant waves this past season, and lots of controversy to go along with them.



Last year it was about mushy vs hollow(less about sponsor or principles IMO).
This year it's about completing the ride.

Laird ruffled some feathers with his comments about Maya's skills but his assertion that you should actually MAKE the wave to claim the ride deserves merit.

This years XXL contender didn't make the wave either. (Props regardless!)
Wipeout of the year maybe, and there's a category in the contest for that too.

Here's a pretty f*#king heavy one

elcap-pics

Big Wall climber
Crestline CA
Feb 28, 2014 - 02:08pm PT
Yeah.... does it count if you fall off?? Maybe "biggest wave ever attempted?" Survival is the most important thing here, plus the balls to try it! Respect!!
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