In other news, we feel like we haven't accomplished very much today.
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Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have surfed the biggest wave in history on Monday at Praia do Norte off the coast of Portugal, breaking the 2011 record of 78-feet set by American Garrett McNamara. Unimpressed? He also saved fellow surfer Maya Gabeira from drowning just prior to catching that wave. Gabeira, also from Brazil, was knocked unconscious in the surf zone and Burle helped bring her out to shore after her jet ski partner couldn’t get to her in time (a gentleman and an athlete!).
The exact height of Burle’s wave still has to be reviewed by the Guinness World Records, but it’s hard not to get excited when you watch the actual footage.