Surfer may have broken record for riding world's biggest wave

US surfer Garret McNamara rides a giant wave at Praia do Norte, north beach, in Nazare, in Portugal's Atlantic coast Sunday, Feb. 2 2014. According to Guinness World Records, McNamara holds the record for the biggest wave with a 78 feet wave surfed in Nazare on Nov. 1 2011. (AP Photo/Miguel Barreira) PORTUGAL OUT
February 3, 2014 6:37:48 PM PST
A British surfer may have set a world record for riding a wave that dwarfs those we saw at the Mavericks Invitational suft contest this year.

Andrew Cotton rode a wave off the coast of Portugal that was believed to be 98-feet tall.

If this is true, the current world-record holder would break the record he set three months ago of 78-feet.

To put these massive waves in perspective, the ones at the Mavericks Invitational surf contest this year were about 40-feet tall.

Cotton said the wave was intimidating.

Judges will decide in March if it's a world record.


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