Video: Rodrigo Koxa Surfs 80-Foot Wave

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This insane run at Nazare Beach, Portugal is one for the record books - literally. Standing at 80 ft tall, it landed Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed.

This wave was ridden on November 8th - Roxa recalls it as "the best day of my life” - but it wasn't officially announced as the largest until the World Surf League's Big Wave Awards back in May.

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The previous record for biggest wave ever surfed was held by American surfer Garrett McNamara, who in 2011 surfed a 78-foot wave.

Roxa's achievement, however, is brought into perspective by the award for Wipeout of the Year. British Surfer Andrew Cotton won for the fall he took at Nazare on the same day as Koxa's run. Cotton suffered several injuries including a broken back.

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