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Surfer Garrett McNamara from US rides world's biggest wave in Portugal


There is one place in Europe which attracts surfers and tourists from all over the world because of its unique natural wonder known as the “Nazaré Canyon" in Portugal. But about it a little later.


Garrett McNamara - the 44 year old pro surfer from Hawaii has broken the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed. It happened on 1 November on the coast of Praia do Norte (Nazaré) in Portugal. The wave was giant - 27,5 meters in height, which is about 90 feet!

Surfer Garrett McNamara rides world's biggest wave in Nazare Canyon, Portugal - Travel Europe Guide (picture 1)

The coast of Nazaré  famed as  the “Nazaré Canyon“. It is home to a deep water (5 km deep and 170km in length ) which funnels large swells from the Atlantic Ocean, creating record-breaking waves.



"It was a regular study surfing that day, the weather was perfect", told Surfer Today Garrett and his colleague Al Mennie which  was acted as a lifeguard for the event.
Al said "I had the best seat in the house as he dropped down the face of the biggest wave I've ever seen. It was incredible. Most people would look scared but Garrett looked in control as he went down the most critical part of the wave."

Surfer Garrett McNamara rides world's biggest wave in Nazare Canyon, Portugal - Travel Europe Guide (picture 2)

Surfer Garrett McNamara rides world's biggest wave in Nazare Canyon, Portugal - Travel Europe Guide (picture 3)

"I feel so blessed and honoured... the waves here are such a mystery", told McNamara according to Surfer Today.

Surfer Garrett McNamara rides world's biggest wave in Nazare Canyon, Portugal - Travel Europe Guide (picture 4)

If you're planning your trip to the west-southern Europe make sure that you wrote down Portugal in the list. Traveling in Portugal will fill your vacation with unforgetable memories, such as the giants waves in the Nazaré Canyon!

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