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Garrett McNamara

Hawaii’s record-setting big wave rider has made world headlines pursuing his passion

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 22, 2013

~~<p>Garrett McNamara of Waialua, Oahu, is on record as having ridden a larger wave than anyone else in the world, in 2011 in Nazare, Portugal, and unofficially he probably topped that record just last month at the same location.</p>
<p>The earlier wave was estimated at 78 feet, exceeding by a foot a wave ridden in 2008 at Cortes Bank off California by Mike Carson. McNamara's more recent wave, which has yet to be confirmed, was estimated at 100 feet.</p>
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Garrett McNamara of Waialua, Oahu, is on record as having ridden a larger wave than anyone else in the world, in 2011 in Nazare, Portugal, and unofficially he probably topped that record just last month at the same location.

The earlier wave was estimated at 78 feet, exceeding by a foot a wave ridden in 2008 at Cortes Bank off California by Mike Carson. McNamara's more recent wave, which has yet to be confirmed, was estimated at 100 feet. Login for more...



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