Brazilian surfer may have caught biggest wave in history

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A Brazilian surfer may have set the world record for the largest wave ever surfed after riding an estimated 100-foot wave off the coast of Portugal. Carlos Burle took on the gnarly wave while surfing on Monday off of Praia do Norte, along Portugal’s Atlantic Coast. Surf media and witnesses have suggested it could be the biggest wave ever surfed.

“At one stage there was a bit of shouting and screaming. Everyone was so excited, you know, and I was just shouting back at them, telling them that it’s just another big day, that everyone had to stay focused,” Burle told Stab Magazine.

Surfer Maya Gabeira, also from Brazil, nearly drowned and was taken to the hospital with a broken ankle after falling in a big wave. She had to be revived on the beach.

Burle said the estimated 100-foot wave was the only one he caught that day.

Read more from Stab Magazine here.

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