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November 10, 2011 2:21 AM   Subscribe

Garrett McNamara surfs a 90-foot wave in Nazare, Portugal -- a world record.
posted by chavenet (11 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
Oh hey, a surfer. Maybe you can tell me why, in the Disney Channel Original Movie Johnny Tsunami, is the grandpa always calling his grandson "porno"?
posted by victory_laser at 2:38 AM on November 10, 2011


The previous record had better video.
posted by twoleftfeet at 2:39 AM on November 10, 2011 [3 favorites]


Jesus, that's like falling down a wall. In control.
posted by OmieWise at 5:12 AM on November 10, 2011


I wonder if that 90 ft. is face height or Hawaiian scale? Either way, very impressive! I am not a surfer and when I am at the beach waves of 4 or 5 feet are enough to make me get out of the water.
posted by TedW at 5:47 AM on November 10, 2011


It gives me shivers to watch a good surfer do their thing. A real synchronous moment between man and nature.
posted by dazed_one at 6:07 AM on November 10, 2011


So pitted. Like waBAAAH!

I don't know what that means
posted by cmoj at 8:16 AM on November 10, 2011 [1 favorite]


... touching the void.

Which reminds me. Kem Nunn writes amazing fiction.
posted by philip-random at 9:08 AM on November 10, 2011


I've no idea how he is still on the board when the wave breaks.
posted by a womble is an active kind of sloth at 10:19 AM on November 10, 2011


TedW, that looks like a 90ft face to me. Also, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!1!11!!
posted by snsranch at 12:08 PM on November 10, 2011


While skimming the page I initially read this as
"Garrett McNamara surfs a 90-foot wave in Navarre"

Reaction: San Fermín just got real bitches, we've got the surfing of the bulls now.
posted by Winnemac at 3:28 PM on November 10, 2011


That person is insane! There's not like a parachute or an ejection seat or anything! I got chomped by a 12 foot wave not too long ago, and you just have to wait until that washing machine spits you out.
posted by kamikazegopher at 7:24 PM on November 10, 2011


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