Screengrab from video by Video by Carlos Muriongo
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has set a new world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.
The record-setting ride took place last November when Koxa was towed into wave measuring a massive 80 feet tall during an enormous swell at Praia de Norte in Nazaré, Portugal.
The record-setting ride has been confirmed by the Guinness Book of World Records and earned 38-year-old Koxa the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award, which was presented to Koxa over the weekend.
The previous record Guinness World Record was set by Garrett McNamara back in November 2011 with a wave of 78 feet, which he caught at the same location as Koxas.
A vidoe of Koxa’s record-breaking ride below:
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