Watch This Surfer Ride an 80-Foot Wave into the Record Books—Video

Yes, it's the biggest wave ever surfed.

Watch This Surfer Ride an 80-Foot Wave into the Record Books—Video

Yes, it's the biggest wave ever surfed.

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Last month, 112-year-old Japanese Masazo Nonaka was officially named the oldest man in the world by the Guinness World Records, citing two very unexpected things as the keys to his long life. Now, a Brazilian surfer named Rodrigo Koxa has also been inducted into the famous Guinness World Records. His achievement? Surfing the biggest wave on record.

On November 8, 2017, the surfing pro flew ski high on an 80-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal.

The astonishing video, which you can see in full below, made the rounds on social media.

Accepting the award for the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed at the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards on Saturday night, Koxa said it was “the best day of my life.”



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