This insane run at Nazare Beach, Portugal is one for the record books - literally. Standing at 80 ft tall, it landed Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed.
This wave was ridden on November 8th - Roxa recalls it as "the best day of my life” - but it wasn't officially announced as the largest until the World Surf League's Big Wave Awards back in May.
The previous record for biggest wave ever surfed was held by American surfer Garrett McNamara, who in 2011 surfed a 78-foot wave.
Roxa's achievement, however, is brought into perspective by the award for Wipeout of the Year. British Surfer Andrew Cotton won for the fall he took at Nazare on the same day as Koxa's run. Cotton suffered several injuries including a broken back.
Ignoring the California Parks Department's closure of San Onofre State Beach, several surfers yesterday risked the government and the public's ire to catch some waves at Lower Trestles. Evidently, one of them made the trip in a boat, which seems like a pretty good idea: Angry onlookers yelling at you from the beach? Hop in your boat and head for international waters. RELATED: Stay Stoked- Your Guide to TGR's Best Content Unfortunately, the boat wasn't content with merely watching the action.
San Diego County reopened many of its beaches for recreation at sunrise on Monday, lifting restrictions on swimmers, surfers, kayakers and paddle-boarders, but continuing to prohibit boating. Less than an hour after the restrictions were lifted, Pacific Beach was already crowded with surfers looking to catch what we're going to charitably assume was their first wave in weeks. RELATED: Stay Stoked- Your Guide to TGR's Best Content Active recreation is allowed at the reopened beaches, but
San Diego surfers will be delighted to hear that surfing is now allowed, as long as social distancing practices are followed. Wikipedia photo. Beaches all throughout California have been closed for most of April due to COVID-19, and it hasn’t been easy. It’s meant zero surfing, strolling along the water, or relaxing in the sand. Some surfers have even gone to great lengths to dodge cops for an early morning wave. But with the curve starting to level out in California, San