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French surfer Justine Dupont 'breaks world record' for biggest wave ridden by a woman with 70ft

Unlock your matches with CindyMatches: French surfer Justine Dupont ‘breaks world record’ for biggest wave ridden by a woman with 70ft wave. A French surfer had the ride of her life after conquering an estimated 70ft wave – and possibly setting a world record in the process.

Justine Dupont took on a huge swell estimated to be bigger than 20 metres (65ft) at Nazaré, Portugal on Thursday.

If the official measurements agree, Dupont may have just broken the world record for riding the biggest wave ever surfed by a woman. 

The current world record was set by Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira in 2018, and stands at 68ft (20.72 metres).

Official measurements will be posted in May 2020 during the WSL Big Wave Awards.

Pedro Miranda, who filmed the incredible feat, told Newsflare: ‘This was for sure the bomb of the day, and one of the most impressive and critical rides I’ve ever watched in Nazaré.

‘Justine was riding backside, which makes it even more difficult and her ride was flawless. She rode the wave as deep and technical as it gets.’

He added: ‘I’ve captured Maya Gabeira’s record wave in 2018 and it’s difficult to tell which one is bigger. 

‘It’s definitely a proper candidate to beat Maya’s record wave, but I prefer to avoid any speculation and let the WSL judges compare all angles.

‘I’m really happy for Justine, she’s a warrior!’

Praia do Norte beach, near the fishing village of Nazaré, has become famous worldwide for its huge waves.

In 2011, Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara set a world record there for the largest wave ever surfed at 78ft.

That record was broken in 2017 by Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa, who set the bar at an incredible 80ft.

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