Did surfer break big-wave record?

1 of 6
US surfer Garrett McNamara, left, makes a take off on a wave at Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, Tuesday, Jan. 29. McNamara is said to have broken his own world record for the largest wave surfed when he caught a wave reported to be around 100 feet tall off the coast of Nazaré on Monday. If the claims are verified, it will mean that McNamara, who was born in Pittsfield, Mass., but whose family moved to Hawaii's North Shore when he was 11, has beaten his previous record, which was also set at Nazaré, at 78 feet tall in November 2011.
PHOTO: FRANCISCO SECO/AP
ADVERTISEMENT

photo gallery

  • Dianne Reeves keeps things freshDianne Reeves keeps things fresh
  • Short Order: Wheat and Sons isn't just a butcher shopShort Order: Wheat and Sons isn't just a butcher shop
  • The Jayhawks are back on the roadThe Jayhawks are back on the road
  • Lieutenant makes its live debut in O.C.Lieutenant makes its live debut in O.C.
  • 'The Whipping Man' examines slavery from a Jewish perspective'The Whipping Man' examines slavery from a Jewish perspective
  • Willie Nelson a timeless legend in AnaheimWillie Nelson a timeless legend in Anaheim
  • Coachella festival: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake to headline; tickets on sale WednesdayCoachella festival: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake to headline; tickets on sale Wednesday
  • At midyear point to TV season, here's five best (and worst) new shows premieringAt midyear point to TV season, here's five best (and worst) new shows premiering
  • Playing the man behind the pianoPlaying the man behind the piano
ADVERTISEMENT
OrangeCounty.com on Facebook
ADVERTISEMENT