Russian Surfer Rides Gigantic Wave In Portugal, May Be New Record

Russian surfer Andrey Karr rode a gigantic wave near the Portuguese fishing village of Nazare on Dec. 14.

The World Surf League (WSL) will measure the wave to see if the 31-year-old Russian set a new record, notes

British surfer Tim Butler rode a wave that was estimated to be more than 100 feet, which would be 20 feet higher than the current world record of 80 feet set by Brazilian Rodrigo Koxa in 2017.

Pedro Miranda, a filmmaker who filmed both waves, said: “This was by far, the biggest wave ever surfed by a Russian, no doubt about it. I don’t like to go into this world record claims and premature measuring contests, size will be officially measured in April 2019 after proper analysis by the WSL with all the angles.”

(Sources:, Pedro Miranda/YouTube)

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