Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle road a storm surge off the coast of Nazare, Portugal on Monday that may have been the largest wave ever surfed. According to Deadspin, early reports have estimated that the wave was somewhere in the range of 100 feet high. If that’s the case, Garrett McNamara’s record of riding a 78-foot wave at the same beach in 2011 would be easily broken.
McNamara chose not to surf on Monday, telling reporters that the wave was “too big” and that he didn’t feel it was safe. Fortunately, Burle lived to tell the tale.