Surfer take a tumble in Nazare, Portugal: can he swim to safety? (video)
OK, we never measured the allegedly 100-ft wave Garrett McNamara rode off the coast of Portugal. But it was huge. (In 2011 McNamara rode a 90-feet wave, but it was measured again and became a href=”http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2012/5/video-78-foot-wave-surfed-by-garrett-mcnamara-confirmed-as-largest-ever-ridden-41598/”>world record at 78 feet.)
Other surfers have also taken on the swell by Nazare, Portugal. They were there when McNamara rode the biggest one. It was caught on video. You get an idea just how massive the waves are around the 1:50 mark, when a surfer takes a dive. Can he get out of the way before wall of water lands on him?
Great use of high definition and slow motion. (via @alexismadrigal)