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Surfer rides estimated 100-foot wave

Published On: Oct 29 2013 06:26:19 AM AKDT
Updated On: Oct 29 2013 06:12:42 AM AKDT
Surfer rides 100 foot wave

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A daredevil surfer is believed to have broken the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.

Brazilian Carlos Burle took on the monster 100-foot-tall wave -- created by the St Jude storm -- at Praia do Norte, near the fishing village of Nazare off the coast of Portugal.

While Burle's wave has not been officially measured, the previous record was set in 2011 by Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara, who rode a 78-foot-tall wave.

"It was luck," Burle told Surfing Today of his possible record ride. "We never know when we will be catching the wave. I still hadn't surfed any wave and everyone had already had their rides."

What's even more impressive? Burle accomplished the feat shortly after saving a fellow Brazilian surfer from drowning after she had to be dragged unconscious from the water and resuscitated, according to The Daily Mail.