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Surfer Rides 100 ft Wave
http://uvideo100.com/wave.html ^

Posted on 01/31/2013 5:24:22 PM PST by navysealdad

Garrett McNamara, 45, claims he broke his previous world record by surfing a nearly 100-foot wave in Portugal earlier this week. A photo released Tuesday, Jan. 29 by the Nazare Qualifica organization shows McNamara riding a giant wave atop the Nazare Canyon, a 1,000-foot deep underwater canyon off the coast of Portugal

(Excerpt) Read more at uvideo100.com ...


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1 posted on 01/31/2013 5:24:25 PM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad
I heard about Gmac's "100 ft wave", but I think the film at the link is Liard Hamilton at Paia.

Still, pretty awesome, however high it was.

2 posted on 01/31/2013 5:30:04 PM PST by skeeter
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To: navysealdad

http://www.surfermag.com/features/a-100-foot-wave/


3 posted on 01/31/2013 5:32:26 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Awesome indeed...fearless and seemingly superglued to his board!


4 posted on 01/31/2013 5:34:28 PM PST by cyn (Benghazi... the TRAVESTY continues)
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To: navysealdad

Good way to get yourself killed.

But, impressive just the same.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 5:34:28 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: navysealdad

I’m...       I’m...       Shucks, I’m speechless!


6 posted on 01/31/2013 5:35:51 PM PST by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: navysealdad

Wow....that is insane...


7 posted on 01/31/2013 5:36:28 PM PST by JZoback
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To: navysealdad

How does he fit his @#&&s in his trunks?


8 posted on 01/31/2013 5:36:58 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Ouderkirk

At age 45, he’s certainly old enough to make the choice.

Saw him on tv and was kind of surprised he didn’t have “Red Bull” on his life vest or surfboard, LOL.


9 posted on 01/31/2013 5:38:15 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Wavejet won’t let him put stickers on his board...


10 posted on 01/31/2013 5:43:16 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

I’ve never surfed and likely never will, but will always remember seeing “Endless Summer” for the first time back in the 60s.


11 posted on 01/31/2013 5:48:51 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: navysealdad

I don’t think I took a breath during the whole video clip! WOW... thanks for posting, navysealdad!


12 posted on 01/31/2013 5:50:07 PM PST by momtothree
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To: nascarnation
Surfing is fast becoming the only reason to stay in this cesspool of a state.

Another few years older and that won't be a good enough reason, either.

13 posted on 01/31/2013 5:52:44 PM PST by skeeter
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To: navysealdad

That’s an old, old video, and it is not a 100 foot wave. I don’t think the video has anything to do with the story.


14 posted on 01/31/2013 5:56:30 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: skeeter

Are you in Calif?

I’ve often posted on FR that I went there in the early 70s (visiting from the midwest) and was blown away at how cool it was.

Unfortunately being 20 yrs ahead in the social order just means now that they’ve arrived at the socialist paradise - the rest of us are still on the way.

13% income tax plus #1 in gun control per the Brady bunch.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 6:01:30 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Born to Conserve

Just about done with reading a book entitled “The Wave” (or something like that). Interesting read that starts off with rouge waves sinking ships, the science to try to predict them, and lots of surfing stories as the writer befriends and follows the big wave surfers like Hamilton.

A really good book IMHO.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 6:12:30 PM PST by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: nascarnation
It is getting pretty surreal here. Been hard watching leftwing degenerates take over my state and convert it into a freak show.
17 posted on 01/31/2013 6:20:28 PM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

ACTUAL partial video of the 100 ft Portugal wave ride:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOHDZpPvbIc

Video of a 78 foot wave ride at the same location by the same surfer in 2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DIsjgZoLO0


18 posted on 01/31/2013 6:22:14 PM PST by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist
They called his last year's wave 90 feet initially, then scaled it back to 78'. I suspect they'll do the same with this one.

Its tough enough to make a living on the competitive circuit, let alone be 45 yrs old and still try to attract attract sponsors. Gotta hand it to him, he's making a decent living.

19 posted on 01/31/2013 6:30:35 PM PST by skeeter
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To: navysealdad

This surfer had something to say about it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDRNaAxryu8

His answer was so good it was turned into a song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgQ5BJTSv9U


20 posted on 01/31/2013 6:50:21 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: JZoback

My thoughts exactly.


21 posted on 01/31/2013 7:00:33 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: skeeter

wrong.

Old footage. Mike Parsons and it was measured at 64’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPxLs0Cv4zY


22 posted on 01/31/2013 7:08:56 PM PST by Hammerhead
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To: nascarnation

It was on TCM a few months ago. I hadn’t seen it since the 60’s either. It was fun watching it again.


23 posted on 01/31/2013 7:14:48 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: navysealdad

"But look at it, Johnny. Look at it! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, man. Just let me go out there, let me get one wave before you take me. One wave. Where am l gonna go, man? Cliffs on both side. l'm not gonna paddle to New Zealand! My whole life has been about this moment, Johnny. Come on, compadre. Come on. COME ON!"
24 posted on 01/31/2013 7:15:05 PM PST by Rebelbase ( .223, .224, whatever it takes....)
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To: stayathomemom

On Any Sunday (about motorcycles) is fantastic also.


25 posted on 01/31/2013 7:17:26 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Wing suit is good to watch.

Jeb Corliss:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWfph3iNC-k

This video, he just barely makes contact going over a ledge, survives with a few broken bones:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEFCQRwj28w&feature=player_embedded


26 posted on 01/31/2013 10:17:02 PM PST by JohnnyP
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To: Ouderkirk
Good way to get yourself killed. But, impressive just the same.

If you gotta go, might as well do it with style and glory...

27 posted on 02/01/2013 5:10:53 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Rebelbase

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3GUOxgKKSg&feature=player_embedded


28 posted on 02/01/2013 9:47:20 AM PST by skeeter
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To: navysealdad

That man’s got Beachballs! I’d say balls of steel but those sink.


29 posted on 02/01/2013 10:09:14 AM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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