Play of the day: Surfer rides 'biggest wave ever'

Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle is waiting to find out if he has surfed the world's biggest wave.

The Brazilian big wave surfer rode a wave that may have been as high as 100 feet while off the coast of Portugal this week in the the 2014 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards. If the feat is authenticated, he will have surpassed Garrett McNamara's 2011 record for biggest wave ever surfed by 22 feet.

Guinness World Records will need to certify the record attempt, but to the un-trained eye it looked like he crushed the current record for largest wave surfed which stands at 78 feet. McNamara actually achieved the feat in the same location in November 2011.

-nzherald.co.nz

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