Saturday 24 August 2019

German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rides massive wave in Portugal

Two-time champion surfer stuns crowd with this entry for the 2016 Big Wave Awards

Ryan Ramgobin

The world’s most famous surfers travelled to Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal last week to catch the first waves of the winter season as part of the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards.

Two-time champion, Sebastian Steudtner, entered the category “ride of the year”; and the video above shows that he is already an early contender to take the crown.

The German was towed into the biggest wave of the day which he managed to ride perfectly.

The height of the wave is reported to have been a huge 60-feet; nearly rivalling the Guinness World Record.

In 2011, Garrett McNamara set the world record by surfing a 78-foot wave in Nazare.

In 2013, McNamara claimed to have surfed a 100-foot wave but the attempt has never been verified by Guinness.

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