World Record for Largest Wave Ever Surfed Officially Set

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On Saturday, at its annual Big Wave Awards, the World Surf League made an important announcement–judges within the WSL had ruled that the above wave, surfed by Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa on November 8 at Nazare in Portugal, was 80 feet in measurement, officially making it the largest wave ever surfed.

The ruling by the WSL's judges broke the previous Guinness World Record set by Garrett McNamara of 78 feet in 2011 at the Portuguese break known as Big Mama. McNamara surfed another wave in 2013 at Nazare that many claimed to have been as big as 100 feet, but that wave height was never verified by Guinness World Record officials.

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