Rodrigo Koxa has been credited with a world document for driving the biggest wave ever surfed.
The World Surf League confirmed the document at its Big Wave Awards in Santa Monica on Saturday, saying its judging panel decided wave Koxa surfed at Naraze, Portugal, on Nov. eight was 80 ft (24.38 meters).
The Brazilian surfer’s mark overtook the document of 78 ft (23.77 meters) which Garrett McNamara set in 2011.
”The award goes to the surfer who, by any means obtainable, catches the biggest wave of the yr,” The WSL stated in a press release.
”Not solely did Koxa win this yr’s honor, however he now holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave surfed.
Koxa described the award as ”a dream come true.”