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Hawaii surfer reportedly rides 100-foot wave, setting record

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:14 a.m. HST, Jan 30, 2013

Garrett McNamara, 45, of Haleiwa is reported to have broken his own record at Nazaré, Portugal with a ride Monday atop a 100-foot monster wave at the same location, according to The Portugal News.

The record-setting ride awaits confirmation by officials, but if validated would surpass McNamara's 2011 ride atop a 78-foot wave recorded by Guiness World Records.

McNamara thanked his followers in a Tweet Monday. "Thank you for all your support. It means the world to me. Today was an awesome day and so fun to be out there..."

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Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
on January 29,2013 | 09:18AM
makahapapa wrote:
Daredevil Craziness!:)
on January 29,2013 | 09:22AM
IAmSane wrote:
That's awesome!
on January 29,2013 | 09:45AM
allie wrote:
Non-Hawaiians dominate this sport now. Interesting that it has become an international sport
on January 29,2013 | 02:11PM
turbolink wrote:
Never miss a chance to insult Hawaiians, do you Allie?
on January 29,2013 | 03:05PM
hanalei395 wrote:
What's so "interesting". Most or all sports become international sport.
on January 29,2013 | 04:09PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Surfing.....Hawai'i's gift to the world.
on January 29,2013 | 08:16PM
BigOpu wrote:
Who cares who dominates the sport now, the Hawaiians introduced it. That'll never change. Ha!
on January 30,2013 | 08:40AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
It is truly awesome!
on January 30,2013 | 03:55AM
Slow wrote:
But was it 100 feet Hawaiian style measurement?
on January 29,2013 | 09:47AM
Kaluu wrote:
No can beat Portugal for surfing! I gotta go! But have to wait fo da small-kine wave, maybe 2, 3 feets.
on January 29,2013 | 09:50AM
hanalei395 wrote:
Can't beat Hawai'i for surfing. Although wave surfing is a Polynesian "invention", Hawai'i, the birthplace of stand-up board surfing.
on January 29,2013 | 12:34PM
Kaluu wrote:
P.S. Just wondering... Who holds the world's record for smallest wave surfed? Maybe I should go for it!
on January 29,2013 | 10:33AM
BigOpu wrote:
LOL! ME...Ala Mo shore breaks with my inflatable floater when I was a kid.
on January 30,2013 | 08:42AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Wow, what would've happen to him if he wiped out?
on January 29,2013 | 10:57AM
Anonymous wrote:
Scary ! I try not to think of that.
on January 29,2013 | 03:16PM
false wrote:
nice job garrett...
on January 29,2013 | 11:23AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
On average you'd have to add 20 waves for me to get to his one wave total.
on January 29,2013 | 11:55AM
puamamane wrote:
I like try em on my morey boogie board
on January 29,2013 | 12:09PM
CloudForest wrote:
That is just not right - that is too much wave for any one person to enjoy! He should share the wealth of wave with those less fortunate and immediately be wave taxed so as to "share the wave wealth' with those less "wave fortunate". He did not earn that wave! He must immediately be wave taxed at a higher wave percentage so that the Wave R S can redistribute that to the wave needy and wave deprived after taking their 88% wave handling fee. It is only fare!!
on January 29,2013 | 12:18PM
IAmSane wrote:
You are cancer.
on January 29,2013 | 12:27PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Lol, IAmSane, CloudForest is just having fun.
on January 30,2013 | 03:53AM
Shh wrote:
on January 29,2013 | 01:28PM
dlum003 wrote:
The downard angle of the photography is very deceptive, drawing out the trough of the wave to make it look like additional face height. If it was a true 100' face, you would barely see him.
on January 29,2013 | 01:50PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Wow only 1 jealous poster out of about 20. Not bad...way to go Hawaii! And Garret!
on January 29,2013 | 02:10PM
Radley wrote:
Did you watch the second video?
on January 29,2013 | 03:02PM
I call these people 1-delta-10-tangle No, if he fell, I wouldn't save his life. I find this to be "Not to bright." Why risk your iife unnessessarily? Is it worth "fame and glory"?
on January 29,2013 | 03:01PM
hanalei395 wrote:
The jet-skier who towed him was looking out for him. And I would guess, there were other people out there to rescue him, if need be. And why do people want to ride "the big one"?......."Because it is there". (As quoted by the conqueror of Mt. Everest when asked why he wanted to go to the top.
on January 29,2013 | 03:42PM
OPGLAW wrote:
ho brah, it like tree feet hawaiian..
on January 29,2013 | 03:45PM
puamamane wrote:
Good guy, represents 808 well. Not sure how his wife handles 2 things....him constantly risking his life and the huge pair he must have.
on January 29,2013 | 06:04PM
loquaciousone wrote:
I saw the video and I don't know who measured the wave but he needs a new tape measure. That wave was not even half that reported size.
on January 30,2013 | 02:54AM
RetiredUSMC wrote:
on January 30,2013 | 03:22AM
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