Surfers Claim to Ride Biggest Wave Ever

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Jan. 9, 2008 -- On Jan. 5 surfers raced out to a remote storm-tossed reef 105 miles off the coast of Southern California and caught what may be the largest surf ever ridden.

Preliminary estimates put the biggest of Saturday's waves ridden at Cortes Bank at anywhere from 75 to 85 feet tall. The gargantuan surf was powered by the strong winter storm that passed through California the night before and a second storm approaching fast in its wake.

"This will probably set the new record," said Robert Brown, the surfing photographer who captured images of the historic rides. Easily said, perhaps, but it was no easy task to get to the waves or to ride them, Brown told Discovery News. more...
 

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That is a fucking big wave. I thought "Jaws" off of Maui produced a wave around 100 feet, but I could be wrong.
 

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Biggest recorded waves that have been ridden are 85 feet in Hawaii
as far as I can find. Still a big ass wave no matter how tall.
 

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I thought I saw a guy ride a 105 ft wave some time ago...but I might be wrong...I miss my Hobie.....
 

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The biggest has to be Bell's beach, you see everything moves in cycles. So twice a century the ocean let's us know just how small we really are. A storm comes out of Antarctica, tearing up the Pacific and it sends a huge swell north 500 miles. And when it hits Bells Beach it'll turn into the biggest surf this planet has ever seen. And l will be there.
 

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The biggest has to be Bell's beach, you see everything moves in cycles. So twice a century the ocean let's us know just how small we really are. A storm comes out of Antarctica, tearing up the Pacific and it sends a huge swell north 500 miles. And when it hits Bells Beach it'll turn into the biggest surf this planet has ever seen. And l will be there.
you go Bodhi!
 
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The biggest has to be Bell's beach, you see everything moves in cycles. So twice a century the ocean let's us know just how small we really are. A storm comes out of Antarctica, tearing up the Pacific and it sends a huge swell north 500 miles. And when it hits Bells Beach it'll turn into the biggest surf this planet has ever seen. And l will be there.
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i've seem some videos online of surfers that get pulled up to the waves with jet skis. any good place online to watch videos like that?
 

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Fuck surfing. Is a really cool sport, but im not really a big fan of a sport where you can be eaten.
 

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Mitch Yost is back in the game!
 

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I surfed and body surfed hurricane waves that dropped 4 -6 stories..when I was a guard at the Jersey shore getting drilled by those things hurt...I cannot even fathom going out into that.
 

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I surfed and body surfed hurricane waves that dropped 4 -6 stories..when I was a guard at the Jersey shore getting drilled by those things hurt...I cannot even fathom going out into that.
haven't been surfing long, but i love it. back in san diego i went out when i could. here in southern spain, the waves suck. best you can get is a 5-10 second run before you're in ankle deep water. the waves break ridiculously close to shore and the waves MIGHT get about 3-4'' on a good day.