Record-breaking ride: Biggest wave ever surfed – IOTW Report

Record-breaking ride: Biggest wave ever surfed

ABC.AU: Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big Wave Awards in California, winning the award for the largest wave ever surfed.

Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on November 8, 2017, as he broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.

Koxa’s compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge earlier this year, was awarded the best men’s overall performance trophy. Go See

18 Comments on Record-breaking ride: Biggest wave ever surfed

  1. African-American surfers are horribly underrepresented. It’s Jim Crow all over again.

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  2. Surfing! Not my bag baby!

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

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  3. CRACKER

    You don’t know what you’re missing!

    When I was fighting leftist teachers 60 years ago I surfed most Summer. Then The boards were 7 ft and140#. but it was great exercise. Just don’t get honked by an unmanned board. Boards were wood then. Great sport! Balance and coordination are acquired.

    Verbally fighting; no blood letting

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  4. Just being in the ocean is always a treat.
    But as far as these guys go, no thank you. Biggest wave I ever body-boarded was about 10 feet, scared the crap out of me and I was exhausted just battling to get out there. Of course there are a lot of factors, it was a pretty rough day and a large, smooth, rolling wave would be far less scary.

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  5. @Cassdandra Shapiro-Dawes: So are African-American water skiers, Olympic swimmers, and sailboat enthusiasts. I wonder what the common thread could be.

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  6. From the article:
    “Britain’s Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on November 8, 2017.

    Cotton wasn’t present to pick up his award as he is still recovering from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.”

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  7. At nineteen I learned a valuable lesson: Having the wind knocked out of you and being underwater at the same time is a thing to be avoided.
    Hat’s off to Rodrigo, Ya crazy Bastard

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  8. I never did get on a board after doing a lot of body surfing as a youngster. I’m glad it was only after I stopped that I found out that body surfing produces more paraplegics and quadriplegics than any other sport where the actuaries maintain statistics.

    So I got into safer things: caving, rock climbing, motorcycle riding, hang gliding…

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  9. @ Uncle Al: Yes indeed. I was “pile-driven” at 19, body surfing at Zuma; remember my chin slamming into my chest under water; saw stars and had a sore neck for a few days. i was lucky, and i knew it.

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  10. DAN
    Ever swim at Monterey?
    My tough guy dad took us there decades ago. After an hour swim I was purple. Then we went inland to “the Cats” to see great double feature: “On the Waterfront” and “Cain Mutiny” cost me a nickel – $0.05 ! Los Gatos it is near Monterey for the Easteners.

    I can not say for sure but the water was about 54! Nice waves!

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  11. “So are African-American water skiers, Olympic swimmers, and sailboat enthusiasts. I wonder what the common thread could be.”

    Racism is the common thread. And to consider anything else the reason is also racism.

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