Hawaiian resident Garrett McNamara broke a world record this week when he successfully managed to surf a monstrous 90-foot tall wave off the coast of Portugal.
The 44-year-old professional surfer was in the water as part of a study with the Portuguese Hydrographic Institute who are attempting to figure out why rogue waves form in the area. While being pulled by a jet ski the surfer caught the wave and rode it to safety.
McNamara gives an interview at the end of his record setting video in which he says that the end part of the wave hitting him literally felt like a ton of bricks coming down on him.
By surfing the 90-foot tall wave McNamara defeated a 2008 record performed on a 77-foot wave which was caught by Mike Parsons.
McNamara’s awesome surfing record took place in Praia do Norte, Nazare, Portugal.
I’m sure you want to see the surfer in action so here’s his record breaking wave run:
What did you think of the surfer’s amazing wave ride?