Surfer takes on ‘biggest wave ever ridden’ after storm

Brazilian surfer rides estimated 100ft wave created by St. Jude’s storm, while fellow surfer is knocked unconscious

A surfer may have set the world record for the largest wave ever surfed after riding an estimated 100ft wave off the coast of Portugal

Brazilian Carlos Burle took on the monster wave – created by the St Jude storm – at Praia do Norte, near the fishing village of Nazare. Estimated at nearly 100ft, it is believed to be the biggest wave ever ridden.

The surf was generated by the same storm that battered Europe and the UK overnight, killing 11 and causing extensive damage.

Source: Josie Ensor, The Telegraph