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100ft World Record Wave, Garrett McNamara Surfing Nazare, Portugal

“If you take Jaws, Puerto Escondido and Waimea shorebreak and put them all on steroids… you get Nazaré.” – Garrett McNamara

WaveJet athlete and big wave world record breaker, Garrett McNamara (HAW), sits down with The Surf Channel Television Network to explain the monster waves that Portugal’s Nazaré creates, including his scrutinized 100ft wave caught in January of 2013. McNamara has been surfing since his family moved to Hawai’i in 1978, growing up with talented brother and athlete, Liam McNamara. During the winter of 2002-03, McNamara won the Tow Surfing World Cup at Jaws in 70ft conditions. The Hawaiian big wave charger went on to catch a record breaking 75 – 90ft wave at Nazaré in 2011, then ventured back in January 2013 and caught another massive wave with a possible height of 100ft.

Additional footage provided by WaveJet.


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Produced and Directed by Selma Al-Faqih
Edited by Jason Alexander

Reblogged 8 years ago from


ProteanView says:

I am in awe

TodaysRealHealth says:

You are amazing.

Jack Brannen says:

How was that not a tsunami

andrew gillis says:

OK I saw what GMcN spoke of: this wave broke in 2 & might have stood higher, for longer, meaning + or – another 40 ft in height, as a guess; what's the highest ever seen at reef, shelf or shore, and is the number going to turn out equal to those of freak/rogue open ocean storm slops, likewise at well over 100 ft?

Keviin Villamil says:

+Xtreme Systems™ | Patrick *Si llegas a ir a ese lugar y hacer el "EpicVlog" seria una cosa muy ¡¡¡MUY GENIAL!!!*

Douglas Jewell says:

That's cool stuff, but you should see what Doug jewell in Detroit Michigan has to say about this check him out on you tube very very very very very funny

Carol Howlter says:

Portugal <3

antonio cossignani says:

more good mc namara man brave waves big nazare portugal recording guimes  100 ft the best surf man

antonio cossignani says:

man corage surf record big waves congratulation in nazare portugal 100 ft

Phillip Aggazio says:

If he can surf an 100 ft wave,thats traveling 60 miles an hr.if this was a tsunami almost near shore,the wave would only be traveling at 40 mpr,he can surf both ocean and tsunami waves if hes capable of this.if surfers get hit by 50 to 100 plus ft waves and get up after,there has to be a way to survive as a surfer and swimmer in the ocean when tsunamies this high comes in.nice job man!teach me!

Татьяна Губанова says:

Потрясающий фильм!.. Просто смотреться на одном дыхание!Браво…..

Blowhou HD says:

Oh my god i got scared from watching the wave on the video , now i imagine if i was doing this O.O

Jewelry Express says:

Now , Greg is in the now….as are we all.

Antonio Romao says:

Nazaré =  formula one (FI) of big waves

Metemi says:

"Just deal with it".  lol this guy is a boss.

Torrey B says:

So cocky. Is this the guy that only goes straight?

joão meireles says:

you have no idea what you're talking about, until you have seen those live you just dont know man.they are not the prettiest waves no they arent, but there is a reason why they call it the killer waves of the canyon , its pure raw ocean power

lobstercb says:

Muito irado…

Qlimakz says:

Well this guy has surfed all of them, correct?

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