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Big Wave Surfing famous surfer Laird Hamilton 80-100 Feet

Big Wave Surfing famous surfer Laird Hamilton 80-100 Feet

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The Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100ft off the coast of Nazaré, Portugal. If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts but whose family moved to Hawaii’s North Shore when he was aged 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazaré.

When McNamara set that record in 2011, he was accompanied by fellow big-wave surfers Andrew Cotton and Alastair Mennie and at the time Mennie said that the conditions were “perfect” for McNamara whom he described as “inspiring”.

“Everything was perfect, the weather, the waves,” Mennie said. “Cotty and I surfed two big waves of about 60ft and then, when Garrett was ready came a canyon wave of over 90ft. The jet ski was the best place to see him riding the biggest wave I’ve ever seen. It was amazing. Most people would be scared but Garrett was controlling everything in the critical part of the wave. It was an inspiring ride by an inspiring surfer.”

Speaking to the Observer in 2011 after his record-setting 90ft ride, McNamara explained: “We’d been invited by the government of Portugal to Nazaré to investigate it for a big wave competition. There is an underwater canyon 1,000ft deep that runs from the ocean right up to the cliffs. It’s like a funnel. At its ocean end it’s three miles wide but narrows as it gets closer to the shore and when there is a big swell it acts like an amplifier.

“The harbour where the jetskis are kept is about five minutes’ ride away. I can see it from my hotel window. You go out and it can be almost flat as you leave and ride along the coast. You start seeing the waves after about half a mile when you pass some rocks and turn a point. Then you are in the break. It’s unique. The waves break into cliffs 300ft in height. You can’t contemplate coming off because it would kill you.”

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2015boy says:

What ocean is this?

bish whet says:

0:43 i see you Mcdonalds fam

Kica Marinkovic says:


Gregory Bryant says:

Rock destroyed by wave? Only if it's pushed into another rock.

Magic mirror says:

Extreme Waves season  next week Portugal Nazare!

Majestic CasuaL says:

Ananızı Sikeyim Turkısh Veletler D:

Theodoro Cesar says:

What happes if you fall?

Garfuck says:

That was pretty cool for something called "The Weather Channel"!

gledys1985 says:

i think that no body can tacke those risks like laird hamilton

Theodore Cointy says:

My uncle is with Laird Hamilton

A. Douglas says:

I feel so humble and afraid of the dangers!! I just want to hide in a closet.  Ahhhhhhhhh, helppppppppp!

Kevin Konwisarz says:

you are cool

Bob Gilbert says:

It's Bill Hamilton that became Laird's hanai father, not Bob

stix Hojeng says:

Wow Laird you my hero God bless.

Dom Trussardi says:

"Today the surf in San Diego is non-existent"….ya…'re at the fucking bay, dude. I live in SD. That's the fucking bay. Go to the beach for waves lol.

S. California King says:

i didnt see a 80-100 foot wave

Joe Scott says:

Bait and click much???

Zachary Brackett says:

That narrator is, like, flexing his neck in some shots. What's his name? It sounds like he says, "I'm Tyler Hardcock". Yeah dude, he's totally flexing his neck on purpose. And Laird, he has the face of a baby, the skin of a dried up hot dog, the haircut of a 45 year old church youth group leader, and the body of a gorilla. Freaks of Nature, indeed.

fumml pimml says:

thats pussywaves…take a look at nazare you pussys

Outlaw says:

His Board is like a hover board with a pole

Nahte Endince says:

See god kai

Steaknife says:

Jesus… even here you get a transhumanist wink…

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