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Surfer on crest of biggest wave ever thanks to Jude's Day storm

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 Carlos Burle rides a wave. Photo: AP

Carlos Burle rides a wave. Photo: AP

Carlos Burle rides a wave. Photo: AP

While most people took shelter from the St Jude's Day storm, surfers made the most of the extreme weather.

Brazilians Carlos Burle and Maya Gabeira, and English surfer Andrew Cotton, were among those riding waves of over 100ft at Praia do Norte, Portugal.

The fishing village of Nazare is a favourite with surfers thanks to its huge waves and it is thought that Burle rode the biggest wave ever surfed yesterday.

However, Gabeira fell while trying to surf a big wave and had to be rescued and resuscitated on the beach.

The storm has killed at least 13 people.

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