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What's the biggest wave ever surfed?

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As of 2013, the largest wave ever successfully surfed was a 100-foot wave ridden by professional surfer Garrett McNamara. McNamara caught this wave while big wave surfing in Nazar��, Portugal. Prior to this, McNamara had set the world record in 2011 by surfing a 90-foot wave in Nazar��.

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What's the biggest wave ever surfed?
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McNamara has noted that this location in Nazar�� is a particularly good site for catching big waves in record-breaking sizes. Apparently, the unique coastal geography in this area, which includes a massive underwater canyon and gigantic coastal cliffs, is responsible for the massive waves that break along the coast.

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