The Australian surfer, Laura Enever, has broken the world record for the largest wave ever paddled into by a woman, after the World Surf League and the Guinness World Records verified a 13.3m wave she tamed in January.
Waves are measured using video footage, the location of videographers, and objects such as jetskis and the other surfers. That day Enever was second alternate in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational held on a break closer to the beach, meaning she would only take part if two women were injured.
Instead, she and friend Felicity Palmateer went to the Outer Reef, approximately 1km offshore, where the deep ocean meets the shallower island sea floor.
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