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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Breaking wave sends water sky high

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A wave breaks over Kalk Bay harbor wall in gale force winds in Cape Town, South Africa, on Oct. 15. Springtime in the Cape Peninsula brings regular gale force south-easterly winds which have been blowing for days. These winds were a contributing factor in the boating accident on Oct. 13 in Cape Town, where at least one person died after a tourist boat carrying 39 people capsized during a seal watching trip.