Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surfboard at Nazare's fishing harbour on January 29, 2013. McNamara arrived on January 28 at Praia do Norte, the "north beach" in the village of Nazare, ... more 
Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surfboard at Nazare's fishing harbour on January 29, 2013. McNamara arrived on January 28 at Praia do Norte, the "north beach" in the village of Nazare, central Portugal, in an attempt to break his own record for the largest wave ever surfed in the world. On January 28, McNamara surfed a huge wave that could be higher than the one he surfed on November 1, 2011, a wave of 23.77 meters recognized by Guinness World Records as the "largest ever surfed ". If the claims are verified, McNamara would have beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazare. AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRAPATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images less 
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