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Surfer Breaks World Record For Riding 80-Foot-Tall Wave

Business Insider reports, Professional surfer Rodrigo Koxa not only snagged the World Surf League’s annual XXL Biggest Wave Award, but also set the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.The 38 year-old Brazilian surfer rode the wave in Nazare, Portugal in November. A panel of judges from the league calculated that the wave was approximately 80 feet high. At the award show on Sunday, Koxa said, “I had an amazing dream the night before, where I was talking to myself: ‘You gotta go straight down. You gotta go straight down.’ I didn’t really know what it meant. But I figured somebody was talking to me.”

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