Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Carlos Burle Surfs the biggest Wave

Praia do Norte

 Here's that Brazilian fellow which caught a gnarly wave out in the North Atlantic off the coast of Portugal.  Short video but has lots of meaning in one's life and the assist from a jet ski to track the wave, pretty cool.  But before the Brazilian caught the big one he saves fellow surfer Maya Gabeira.  She wiped out and was out cold face down, heading for the rock!  Carlos was on a rescue jet ski (another good idea for the ski) and found her after 5 min., she's OK!  Then he goes and breaks a record, thanks to St Jude’s storm that battered the coast of Europe early in the week, yep that would be a time for helping a friend and go break some records.
Maya Gabeira

Carlos Burle rode perhaps the biggest wave in history, Maya Gabeira almost died and a number of other surfers including Sylvio Mancusi, Rodrigo Koxa, Felipe "Gordo" Cesarano, Hugo Vau, Eric Rebiere, Pedro Scooby, Andrew Cotton and Garrett Macnamara all took on the fat swells from hell. The Brazilian crew traveled to Portugal with a goal in mind.  To beat the Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed, which belongs to the Hawaiian hellman, Garrett McNamara. Carlos Burle, Pedro Scooby, Felipe Cesarano, and Maya Gabeira had big hopes for the European super swell.

Today, on the 28th October, 2013, Burle claimed one of the biggest wave ever ridden at Praia do Norte.  The first pictures show that he may be above the world record set by Garrett McNamara, at 23.77 m (78 feet) on 1 November 2011.  It's estimated to be 100ft high!

Carlos Burle, how long will I Slide
"It was luck.  We never know when we will be catching the wave.  I still hadn't surfed any wave and everyone had already had their rides.  Maya almost died.  For me, it was a big adrenaline moment to get back there after what happened", reveals Carlos Burle, 45, from Pernambuco, has been living the adrenaline life of the big wave riders.  In 2001, he rode a 22-meter (72 foot) wave, in Mavericks, Northern California.

"This video is gnarly"


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