Watch this photo go viral today. Garrett McNamara currently holds the Guinness World record for the biggest wave ever surfed at 78 feet and yesterday (28th January) he may have set a new bench mark surfing a wave in Nazare that folks are calling 100 feet high.
Click that for the larger version.
How does he stay afloat with gigantic balls of steel.
“The man who tasted the biggest wave in the history of surfing might have improved the Guinness World Record. McNamara returned to Nazaré and on the 28th January a giant swell headed into his life. The image captured by Tó Mané, one of the best surf photographers in Europe, is simply breathtaking. Garrett McNamara is seen riding what seems to be a 100-foot wave.” [Surfer]
And if you missed his record breaking monster surf last year then click HERE for the video.
UPDATE: here’s video footage of yesterday’s apparent 100 foot wave surfed by McNamara.
Ok so partial footage then, they are obviously holding back on the full version. You still get a good idea at the magnitude of that little trickle of a wave though.