A 44-year-old Hawaiian surfer has been recognised by Guinness World Records for riding the biggest wave ever thought to have been ridden.
McNamara began surfing at age 11 and became professional six years later.
He has described his achievement as a stroke of luck and has used his feat to urge people to follow their passions.
"I knew it was big, but I didn't know how big” said Garrett McNamara
The giant wave was located above an underwater canyon famous for being the world's biggest wave generator.
"Everything came together. Everything felt right," he said.
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