Man Breaks Record, Conquers World's Biggest Wave Ever at 100 Ft (30 M)

Surfer Garrett McNamara also set the previous world record

By on January 30th, 2013 13:44 GMT

Surfer Garrett McNamara set out to do the impossible, in conquering a 100-ft (30-m) wave off the Nazare coast, in Portugal.

He not only succeeded, but he most likely broke a world record. Even more impressing is that, if confirmed, McNamara would be topping his own 2011 achievement. 2 years ago, he rode a 78-ft (24-m) high wave, according to the Daily Mail.

“I didn’t want to get caught up in it all, but I have to tell you the truth, when they announced my name I got a bigger rush than probably on all the waves I rode this year,” he said two years ago, as he was being awarded.

The 45-year-old daredevil from Pittsfield, Massachusetts moved to Hawaii and took up surfing at a young age.