WITH EUROPE GETTING battered by storms over the weekend, Portugal’s surf hotspot, Nazare witnessed some incredible waves yesterday.
Brazil’s Carlos Burle surfed a wave believed to be over 100 feet from trough to crest.
If that measurement is confirmed, Burle will have smashed the previous record of 78 feet set by Hawaii’s Garrett McNamara at Nazare last year.
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More importantly than riding the monster wave, Burle also rescued Maya Gabriel from danger before taking his own ride.
“It was luck,” Burle told Surfer Today. “We never know when we will be catching the wave. I still hadn’t surfed any wave and everyone had already had their rides. Maya almost died. For me, it was a big adrenaline moment to get back there after what happened.”
Burle (right) with McNamara after an epic surf. Miguel Barreira/AP/Press Association Images