Garrett McNamara made history by breaking the current record of the biggest wave ever surfed. The wave came in Portugal, during the two month period of the ZON North Canyon Show 2011, with a height of around 90 feet.
One of his friends, Al Mennie, who was out with Garrett at the time explains the moment:
Everything seemed to be perfect, the weather, the waves. Both Cotty and I rode two big ones in the 60ft + range and then when Garrett got on the rope a wave, maybe 30 feet bigger came out of the canyon, it was meant to be. I had the best seat in the house as I was doing water safety on the ski as he dropped down the face of the biggest wave I’ve ever seen. It was incredible. Most people would look scared but Garrett looked in control as he went down the most critical part of the wave. It was an inspirational ride by an inspirational surfer. After the ride it was as if the sea calmed down. We sat out there and just absorbed both what had just happened and the surroundings. What a day!”
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