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How Big was the Biggest Wave Ever Surfed?

How Big Are The Biggest Waves Ever Surfed?

Now that a 100-foot wave has been surfed, the bar has been raised yet again for somebody to step up and set a new record. Until then, San Diego Surf School takes a look at some other feats of record height to get a better perspective on just how big the biggest waves ever surfed really were.

151 ft. Statue of Liberty (From toes to top of torch)
100 ft. Biggest Wave Surfed (Current tow-in record)
Garrett McNamara
Jan 2013

78 ft. Biggest Wave Surfed (Old tow-in record)
Garrett McNamara
Nov 2011

61 ft. Biggest Wave Surfed (Current paddle-in record)
Shawn Dollar
May 2013

35 ft. Highest Motorcycle Jump
Robbie Maddison
Jan 2009

23.5 ft. Highest Skateboard Air
Danny Way
Jan 2004

23 ft. Highest Snowboard Air on Superpipe
Shaun White
Jan 2010

8 ft. Highest High Jump (Outdoor)
Javier Sotomayor
July 1993

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How Big was the Biggest Wave Ever Surfed?

shared by SanDiegoSurfSchool on May 24, 2013 in Sports

How Big was the Biggest Wave Ever Surfed?

shared by SanDiegoSurfSchool on May 24, 2013 in Sports

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As of January 2013, Garrett McNamara, has surfed the biggest wave ever recorded surfed at 100 feet! Now that a 100-foot wave has been surfed, the bar has been raised yet again for somebody to step up ...
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