Brazilian surfer, Carlos Burle has just done the nearly impossible by surfing a 100 ft wave off the coast of Portugal. This smashes the previous record of surfing a 78 ft wave.

The wave was created as a side effect of the St Jude Storm, which had just killed at least 11 people around western Europe.

Several other surfers were there as well, including fellow Brazilian Maya Gabeira, who wiped out, was knocked unconscious, and broke her foot.

Here’s what Burle had to say about his achievement:

“At one stage there was a bit of shouting and screaming. Everyone was so excited you know, and I was just shouting back at them, telling them that it’s just another big day, that everyone had to stay focused.

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,” he told Surfer Today. “For me, it was a big adrenaline moment to get back there after what happened.”

Source: Tribune