Hawaiian surfer rides the waves to glory in Guinness Record book

Hawaiian surfer rides the waves to glory in Guinness Record book

Newport Beach : CA : USA | May 12, 2012 at 5:14 AM PDT
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A 44-year old surfer of Hawaii has ridden a 78-foot high wave to glory at Nazare in Portugal and has entered the Guinness Book of World Records as reported in BBC dated 12th of May 2012.

Garrett McNamara began surfing from the age of 11, became a pro six years later and, in November last, he beat the earlier record set in 2008 by more than a foot in Nazare, Portugal.

The giant wave that he had targeted was situated just above an underwater canyon which is believed to be the world’s biggest ever wave generator.

The video of his feat was sent to Sean Collins, an expert on surfing and his opinion was that the wave was 85 to 90 feet tall – Collins has, since, died.

Subsequently, Guinness carried out their own examinations and interpretation of the videos from different angles and has recognized the feat.

The award of $15,000 was given to McNamara last week at the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards in California.

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