WHOA: Surfer Potentially Breaks World Record on Humongous 100-Foot Wave

A Brazilian surfer caught a wave created by St. Jude’s storm on Monday, and may have ridden it into the record books.

Surfing by Nazare, a well-known surfing spot on the west coast of Portugal, Carlos Burle rode a wave estimated at over 100 feet, which would break the record set in January by Garrett MacNamara.

“It was luck,” Burle said. “We never know when we will be catching the wave. I still hadn’t surfed any wave and everyone had already had their rides. Maya almost died. For me, it was a big adrenaline moment to get back there after what happened.”

Burle had only minutes before rescued his friend, Maya Gabriel, who was knocked unconscious trying to catch a previous wave.

The storm, one of the worst to hit Europe in years, left at least fifteen dead across multiple countries.

Watch the video below, via Telegraph:

[h/t CBS News]

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