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.
Big waves are nothing new to surfers these days, but how about to skiers? California skier Chuck Patterson decided to combine two of his favorite things-- big wave surfing and skiing on some of Half Moon Bay's biggest swells. Using custom skis designed specifically for this feat, and taking inspiration from Patterson's late friend, Shane McConkey, they allow him to carve the waves as he would snow. Fitted with classic ski bindings, and worn with regular ski boots, the carnage if Patterson
TGR might be rooted in winter sportsbut we sure like to get out into the ocean as well. I mean we’re pretty much just surfing big white waves in the mountains too. Across the surf world, we’re always impressed by what mother nature can throw at us, including some boat-destroying waves, some crazy heavy rides, and the peace and quiet of nice long paddleboard sesh. On top of that, it’s the skill and mind-blowing athleticism from athletes like Alex Botelho and Kai Lenny continue to keep us
Have you been feeling stressed? Maybe a little out of sorts? Like you just need a minute to chill out? Well now you can take four whole minutes to chill out with the help of Brandon Kuzma's new film . Follow Kuzma and his 16mm camera down to Baja for some good vibes and pretty sweet surf lines. The film features Tony Masters, Currie Wagner, and Justin Villano riding waves and providing some strong feels. This short film will help you breathe in the salty, ocean air of Baja and escape whatever