Guinness World Record: Biggest Wave Ever Surfed (80 Feet) Rodrigo Koxa @ Nazaré, Portugal

Rodrigo Koxa, 38 years old from Brazil, just won the WSL Biggest Wave Award yesterday in a ceremony held in Los Angeles. The wave in question was ridden back in November 8, 2017 in Praia do Norte, Nazaré Portugal, and was now officially measured at 80 feet, making this a new Guinness World Record for “Biggest Wave ever Surfed”, and beating the previous record of 78 feet by just 2 feet, held by legendary big wave surfer Garrett McNamara on a wave also ridden in Nazaré back in 2011. This wave was part of a 4 waves monster Set, nicknamed the "Super Set”, which came through the shores of Nazaré during the famous “Big Wednesday” back in November and was one of the biggest days in recent memory. The same day, Andrew Cotton broke his back on a famous wipeout, Andrew also won an award at the same ceremony, the Biggest Wipeout of the year. These huge waves in Nazaré resulted from a heavy Winter Storm in the North Atlantic during the previous week, due to specific characteristics of the ocean floor near Nazaré, which has a giant underwater canyon. The wave size gets amplified by a factor of 3 or 5 times when waves reach the shore, resulting in this phenomenon and creating the biggest waves of the planet, right in front of the famous lighthouse. Koxa’s new world record didn’t come easy. Surfing the biggest waves in the world means enduring the worst wipeouts in the world, and he’s no stranger to the power of Nazaré. Four years ago, he almost lost his life there. “I try to surf big waves all my life and I had a huge experience in 2014 where I almost died at Nazaré,” Koxa said. “For months later, I had bad dreams, I didn’t travel, I got scared, and my wife helped me psychologically. Now, I’m just so happy and this is the best day of my life. Thank you to WSL, it’s a dream come true.” _________________________ Copyright © 2018, Pedro Miranda, all rights reserved Surfer: Rodrigo Koxa (Brazil) Location: Praia do Norte, Nazaré - Portugal __________________________ The footage in this video is protected by copyright. To use or obtain a licence for the footage on this video for news articles, social networks, editorial pieces, TV broadcast or in a commercial player, please first contact me or my Agent's Desk +44 (0) 8432 895 191: http://www.plmiranda.com http://fb.com/plmirandaphoto @plmiranda on Instagram

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Rodrigo Koxa, 38 years old from Brazil, just won the WSL Biggest Wave Award yesterday in a ceremony held in Los Angeles. The wave in question was ridden back in November 8, 2017 in Praia do Norte, Nazaré Portugal, and was now officially measured at 80 feet, making this a new Guinness World Record for “Biggest Wave ever Surfed”, and beating the previous record of 78 feet by just 2 feet, held by legendary big wave surfer Garrett McNamara on a wave also ridden in Nazaré back in 2011. This wave was part of a 4 waves monster Set, nicknamed the "Super Set”, which came through the shores of Nazaré during the famous “Big Wednesday” back in November and was one of the biggest days in recent memory. The same day, Andrew Cotton broke his back on a famous wipeout, Andrew also won an award at the same ceremony, the Biggest Wipeout of the year. These huge waves in Nazaré resulted from a heavy Winter Storm in the North Atlantic during the previous week, due to specific characteristics of the ocean floor near Nazaré, which has a giant underwater canyon. The wave size gets amplified by a factor of 3 or 5 times when waves reach the shore, resulting in this phenomenon and creating the biggest waves of the planet, right in front of the famous lighthouse. Koxa’s new world record didn’t come easy. Surfing the biggest waves in the world means enduring the worst wipeouts in the world, and he’s no stranger to the power of Nazaré. Four years ago, he almost lost his life there. “I try to surf big waves all my life and I had a huge experience in 2014 where I almost died at Nazaré,” Koxa said. “For months later, I had bad dreams, I didn’t travel, I got scared, and my wife helped me psychologically. Now, I’m just so happy and this is the best day of my life. Thank you to WSL, it’s a dream come true.” _________________________ Copyright © 2018, Pedro Miranda, all rights reserved Surfer: Rodrigo Koxa (Brazil) Location: Praia do Norte, Nazaré - Portugal __________________________ The footage in this video is protected by copyright. To use or obtain a licence for the footage on this video for news articles, social networks, editorial pieces, TV broadcast or in a commercial player, please first contact me or my Agent's Desk +44 (0) 8432 895 191: http://www.plmiranda.com http://fb.com/plmirandaphoto @plmiranda on Instagram

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JG baseballallday
JG baseballallday - 3 years ago
I can see his balls from here. Massively epic.
alexflatcat
alexflatcat - 3 years ago
Hm so he's Brazilian? I guess he must have dropped in on Garrett then ... :-)
Heavenly Air
Heavenly Air - 3 years ago
looks more like 40ft. over rated i cold proly paddle into that with a piece of drift wood
Bishbashboshboshbosh
Bishbashboshboshbosh - 3 years ago
He was hardly on the thing.
I Dream of Kayla
I Dream of Kayla - 3 years ago
oh God...thy sea is so great and my surfboard is so small
Daniel Shade
Daniel Shade - 3 years ago
Love how he still gets mashed by 25’ reformed wave on the inside. Does look to be a bit burley on the inside.
Rocking in a free world
Rocking in a free world - 3 years ago
How is 80ft the highest when there are videos of people doing 108ft ? Just asking .
theripper7675
theripper7675 - 3 years ago
Nary dude!
tackless
tackless - 3 years ago
Iron balls for sure .

10. comment for Guinness World Record: Biggest Wave Ever Surfed (80 Feet) Rodrigo Koxa @ Nazaré, Portugal

Vinnie Caruso
Vinnie Caruso - 3 years ago
Hell yeah!
Jules canidoit
Jules canidoit - 3 years ago
We have a new king. King Rodrigo. 24 meters + of high fast moving water screaming behind your ass you gotta just be a bit of a king in my books.
musclemustang2
musclemustang2 - 3 years ago
Wave is measured by Satelite.
FooBar Maximus
FooBar Maximus - 3 years ago
Now this is a good video. Fuck that! I can't believe he survived the ending. Holy shit.
MrAquaman2011
MrAquaman2011 - 3 years ago
"How does one measure a wave?" Good question. You need to know how tall the surfer is. Anyone know how tall Rodrigo Koxa is? Then you need a good, clear, HD still photo and I don't see it here. The image is too blurry. What happened to High Definition? What happened to HD drones that can shoot such a historic 80 foot wave from a low, impartial camera angle, and do an historic wave justice? Measure by using a ruler on your pc screen. Measure how tall the surfer would be if he was standing up straight. Then you measure the wave height, factoring in the high camera angle that distorts the apparent height, making the wave look taller than it is. Divide the surfer's height into the wave height (the trough is higher than you think) and it gives you "times overhead". Then you multiply times overhead by the surfer's height, about 13 times overhead if the surfer is 6 feet tall in this case. We have to trust the experts that were there, but does anyone know where to see a clear definitive photo of this wave?
JG baseballallday
JG baseballallday - 3 years ago
First of all, the wave is always measured from the back side. The face of the wave should not be used when referring to how big a wave is. This wave is an 80 ft wave from the back side. If one were to measuring the size of the wave from the front face, this is easily a 150+ ft. Massively insane.
MrAquaman2011
MrAquaman2011 - 3 years ago
Please explain how it is done with basic instruments (what instruments?) and trig. Do they use a radar gun to determine distance?
MrAquaman2011
MrAquaman2011 - 3 years ago
I guess the experts have access to clear photos of the surfer against the wave, because "times overhead" is how they judge height. They even compare the wave against the length of an arm in the case of Mike Parsons at Cortes Bank. Read about it on the WSL web site.
FooBar Maximus
FooBar Maximus - 3 years ago
None of what you said is accurate. Leave the tech explanations to the experts please. No one measures anything from a monitor. LOL That is stupid on so so many levels, for so so many reasons.
FooBar Maximus
FooBar Maximus - 3 years ago
Yeah, or you can just use some basic instruments and some trig. How do surveyors measure distance? Duh. Has nothing to do with "how tall the surfer is". Jesus H Criminey.
Takayuki Suzuki
Takayuki Suzuki - 3 years ago
How did he stand on the board with those huge testicles?
Deplorable PEPE
Deplorable PEPE - 3 years ago
INSANE!
Mr.Uncensored
Mr.Uncensored - 3 years ago
How does one measure a wave?
FooBar Maximus
FooBar Maximus - 3 years ago
Very carefully.
Ravi Shankar
Ravi Shankar - 3 years ago
Amazing bro..love from india
Sven Stein
Sven Stein - 3 years ago
Nice !!! Crazy shit !!! Even Laird Hamilton would have shit his pants in this wave :P

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