01-29-2013, 03:18 PM
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  • mikeperry
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(Nutter) Garrett McNamara "ride world record 100ft wave" off the coast of Nazaré in Portugal...





Garrett McNamara "78ft wave"...





A little more info here on The Guardian.

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 01-29-2013, 03:44 PM
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That was in the 8 O'clock news in all TV channels today, here in Portugal.

There's some specific geographical features on that specific spot on the shore of Portugal (Praia Grande, Nazaré) that create those huge gigantic waves in some times of the year.

This photo is impressive. And no, that is not Photoshop - it is a true photo, taken on the spot:

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Source: Público (a Portuguese newspaper)

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 01-29-2013, 04:31 PM
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It's takes a lot athleticism and a big pair to pull that off...very impressive.

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 01-29-2013, 04:56 PM
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  • slantman
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That was spectacular. Thank you for sharing.

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 01-29-2013, 07:59 PM
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You gotta love Portugal! Tongue

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 01-29-2013, 10:23 PM
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I used my Portuguese Semogue this morning and rode a 100 foot wave of lather. It was a close shave.

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 01-29-2013, 10:36 PM
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(01-29-2013, 10:23 PM)Shaun Wrote: I used my Portuguese Semogue this morning and rode a 100 foot wave of lather. It was a close shave.

nice..

Incredible footage and nature...

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 01-30-2013, 03:42 AM
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(01-29-2013, 10:23 PM)Shaun Wrote: I used my Portuguese Semogue this morning and rode a 100 foot wave of lather. It was a close shave.

Nah... only if you used a Portuguese cream, like Musgo or Top Secret! Laughing1

Joking aside, some more footage of the event:




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 01-30-2013, 07:48 PM
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Wow, great coverage! These guys are incredible!

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