McNamara surfed another giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal
cNamara surfed another giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal probably breaking his own record of surfing the biggest wave ever ridden (78ft) in 2011 also at Nazaré
McNamara surfed another giant wave in Nazaré, Portugal last Monday, Jan. 28th after breaking the record for surfing the biggest wave ever ridden (78ft) in 2011 also at Nazaré.
According to several sources, last Monday’s wave on Nazare, measured 111.5 feet!
If the images of McNamara’s 2011 achievement impressed you, I am sure that the photo by Tó Mané and video showing the Hawaiian surfer catching a wave reported to be around 100ft will leave you speechless. If the size of wave is verified McNamara broke his own world record by 10ft at least, setting a new impressive benchmark that was unthinkable just a few years ago.
McNamara wave reactions
Accompanied by his fellow wave surfers Andrew Cotton and Alastair Mennie, McNamara came to Portugal to surf a swell expected to produce wave conditions and heights has never seen before at Praia do Norte, the beach of the worldwide famed Nazaré Canyon. I am sure that what he found overcome his expectations!
According to The Guardian, his friend Mennie said that “Everything was perfect, the weather, the waves,”. And added “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.”
McNamara also shared his enthusiasm at Twitter by writing “Thank you for all your support. It means the world to me. Today was an awesome day and so fun to be out there.”
Check the video of McNamara’s deed. Although not complete – yet – it’s quite impressive to see how can someone face such a huge wall of water and live to tell the experience!