Brazilian sets world record for largest wave ever surfed

  • Brazilian sets world record for largest wave ever surfed

Brazilian sets world record for largest wave ever surfed

At the group's Big Wave Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday, it said its judges determined that a wave Koxa surfed at Nazare, Portugal, on November 8 was 80 feet (24.38 meters) high. The usual suspects were in attendance, and for the most part, the winners were shoe-ins. The Brazilian was handed the award for "biggest wave". But something else happened, too. The group held its Big Wave Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Saturday where judges determined that on November 8, Koxa rode a wave 80 feet (2.38 meters) high, the Associated Press reported.

The previous record Guinness world record was set by Hawaii's own Garrett McNamara back in 2011, with a wave of 78-feet. Prior to that, it was Mike Parsons' wave at Cortes Bank in 2008.

"I try to surf big waves all my life and I had a huge experience in 2014 where I nearly died at Nazaré", Koxa said in a statement. This place changed my life.

"I'm feeling good, obviously I'm in pain, but I'm feeling positive, and I'm looking forward to rehab and getting back out there really", Cotton told CNN's Don Riddell from hospital at the time. I actually nearly died...

"I got the bomb. It was the best present I've ever had".

Now, he's a world-record holder.