McNamara, who is from Haleiwa, Hawaii, has continued to push the limits of big wave riding, and if the height of this wave checks out, he would not only be the first person to ever ride a 100-foot wave (on record and/or video anyway), but he would also have obliterated the previous record for biggest wave ever ridden. In 2011 McNamara rode a 78-foot wave that was examined and confirmed by the Guiness Book of World Records.
McNamara thanked his followers in a Tweet Monday. “Thank you for all your support. It means the world to me. Today was an awesome day and so fun to be out there…”
I have posted the video of the ride below from a couple of different sources. You can judge for yourself. Right now the Guiness Book of World Records is looking into the footage. There is no question that the wave is a monster, the hard part is determining if it was indeed a 100-foot wave. Finding the top of the wave isn’t the problem, but finding where to start the measurement at the bottom of the wave has proved to be difficult in the past, as many disagree on where to start that measurement.
Either way, McNamara looks to have shattered his own record for biggest wave ever ridden. Enjoy the video below: