VIDEO: New world record for biggest wave ever ridden — a massive 80-footer

By Laylan Connelly

Rodrigo Koxa almost didn’t brave the big waves that showed up in November at the famed Nazaré, Portugual.

He nearly died at the spot in 2014, and for a year he was afraid to return to the skyscraper-size waves.

“I had bad dreams and I stopped having the courage,” he told the World Surf League.

But late last year, when a massive swell showed up off the coast of Praia do Norte, he was towed by a watercraft into what ultimately would be declared the biggest wave ever ridden, an 80-footer that would top the previous world record set by Garrett McNamara in 2011, [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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