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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM Garrett McNamara, the professional surfer who holds the record for riding the biggest wave ever, relaxed on a naturally formed wooden chair last week at his beachfront home in Waialua. At left, McNamara is shown riding a wave believed to be 100 feet in Nazare, Portugal, last month.
NAZARE QUALIFICA VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS NOW THAT'S A BIG WAVE! Garrett McNamara rode a wave off Praia do Norte beach Monday in Nazare, Portugal. McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught this one, estimated to be about 100 feet. If the claim is verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Mass., but whose family moved to Oahu’s North Shore when he was 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazare, of 78 feet in November 2011.