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Hawaii surfer reportedly rides 100-foot wave, setting record

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    This photo released Tuesday Jan. 29, 2013, by Nazare Qualifica organization, US surfer Garrett McNamara rides a wave off Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, on Monday Jan. 28, 2013. McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught this wave reported to be around 100ft, off the coast of Nazare on Monday. 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 Nazare, of 23.77 meters (78 feet) in November 2011. (AP Photo/To Mane/Nazare Qualifica)
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    Haleiwa Garrett McNamara met with media before a surf session in Nazare, Portugal Tuesday, Jan. 29. McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100 feet off the coast of Nazare on Monday. If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazare, of 78 feet in November 2011.
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    US surfer Garrett McNamara, left, makes a take off on a wave at Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. 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 on Monday. 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, of 23.77 meters (78 feet) in November 2011. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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    Hawaii surfers Garrett McNamara, right, and Kealli Mamala got ready before a surf session at Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal today. McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100 feet off the coast of Nazare on Monday. If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazare, of 78 feet in November 2011.
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    US surfer Garrett McNamara rests after a surf session at Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. 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 Nazare on Monday. 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 Nazare, of 23.77 meters (78 feet) in November 2011. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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    US surfer Garrett McNamara rides a wave at Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. 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 Nazare on Monday. 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 Nazare, of 23.77 meters (78 feet) in November 2011. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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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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