4 thoughts on “New World Record – Rodrigo Koxa Surfing an 80-foot Wave

  1. Choice says:

    Scientists in New Zealand have documented what they believe is the largest wave ever recorded in the southern hemisphere.
    The 23.8m (78ft) wave was measured by a buoy on New Zealand’s Campbell Island in the Southern Ocean on Tuesday, the country’s weather authority said.
    It eclipses a 22.03m wave that was identified south of the Australian state of Tasmania in 2012.
    Larger waves have been recorded in the northern hemisphere. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-44078255

  2. p/s says:

    Smithsonian Magazine July/August 2018 issue:
    ◦ “The Epic Quest to Ride the World’s Biggest Wave : Welcome to the new Mt. Everest of surfing, a notoriously dangerous break off the coast of Portugal” By Paul Theroux, https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/epic-quest-ride-worlds-biggest-wave-180969351/
    ◦ “What It Took to Set the World Record for Surfing : Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa had to conquer PTSD before he was ready to break Garrett McNamara’s world record” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-took-set-world-record-surfing-180969334/
    ◦ “Engineering the Perfect Wave : A technology breakthrough allows surf legend Kelly Slater to manufacture the same wave over and over again” https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/engineering-perfect-wave-180969335/
    ◦ “Take Every Wave: The Life of Laird Hamilton” (2017) Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaGCdymhA40
    ◦ “Mavericks – Thursday January 26th, 2017” (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMHM-Ramv7M (“Mavericks” is a surf break north of Half Moon Bay California that generates some of the biggest waves in the world).

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