Chasing world’s largest waves for chance at history

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Not one to turn away from big waves, surfer Garrett McNamara went back to the shores of Nazare, Portugal, to continued his quest for the world’s largest wave. A day earlier, McNamara possibly set a new record for surfing an estimated 100-foot wave, but the exact size of the wave is yet to be officially confirmed.

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Enormous wave dwarfs surfer Garrett McNamara along coast of Portugal

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Surfer Garrett McNamara catches what could be the largest wave ever surfed, off the coast of Nazare, Portugal, on Jan. 29. The estimated 100-foot wave, if confirmed, would beat the current world record of 78 feet, which McNamara has held since 2011.

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