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

Yes, it's the biggest wave ever surfed.

Brazilian surfer Rodrgigo Koxa lands Guinness World Record for riding biggest wave in the world.

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."

For more on people smashing records in their field of fitness, Meet the Woman Who Is Conquering the World's Toughest Climbs—Photos. And if you're a surf lover yourself, you might be interested in the surfing and ballet retreat in Costa Rica featured in our 7 Best Luxury Fitness Vacations.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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