Video: The World Record For Biggest Wave Ever Surfed Has Been Broken

30 Apr 2018 0

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The WSL Big Wave Awards went down Saturday night America time in Santa Monica (which is a place in California, but is also the title for possibly Everclear's best song? What do you think? I mean it's gotta be this or "Heroin Girl", right? Leave your thoughts in the comments pls), and with it came the official acknowldgement that this wave ridden by Brazillian Rodrigo Koxa at famed giant wave spot, Nazare, Portugal as the largest wave ever ridden. The feat, which went down in November 2017, will be entered into the Guinness Book of Records. The wave was deemed to be 80 feet, two more than the previous held record of 78 feet of ocean surfed by Garrett McNamara in 2011. When looking at the video, it's quite obvious if you squint that this giant lump of swell is definitely 80 feet, and not 78 feet. Nor is it 82 feet. Science.

The wave obviously won the Quiksilver XXL Big Wave Award. Watch below.

Here is a list of other winners from the 2018 WSL Big Wave Awards:

TUBE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Ian Walsh at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2017.

WIPEOUT OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Andrew Cotton at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017.

BIGGEST PADDLE AWARD WINNER
Aaron Gold  at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on January 14, 2018.

QUIKSILVER XXL BIGGEST WAVE AWARD WINNER
Rodrigo Koxa at Nazaré, Portugal on November 8, 2017.
 
RIDE OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER
Ian Walsh
 at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii on October 28, 2017.

And here is Ian Walsh's ride of the year winner, cause it's really something...

And here is a photo of Rodrigo getting his trophy.

Photo: WSL / Van Kirk

Photo: WSL / Van Kirk



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