Biggest wave ever? Surfer's ride may be one for record books
Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle caught what could be a record-setting wave off the coast of Nazare, Portugal Monday.
According to initial reports, the wave may be taller than the estimated 100-foot wave surfed by Garrett McNamara when he set the record in January.
Burle caught his monster wave in the now-famous spot where McNamara caught his.
And just hours before Carlos caught his wave, he was part of a team that rescued fellow big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira, who was reportedly knocked unconscious while surfing those waves.
Gabeira is recovering in a Portuguese hospital after suffering a broken ankle. Once stable, she took to Facebook to update fans.
The wipeout isn't for the faint of heart.