Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have broken record after riding wave more than 100 feet high
Burle also helped save a fellow surfer's life
Last Updated: 45 days ago
Talk about a busy day at the office for one brave surfer -- Carlos Burle conquered a history making wave and saved a fellow surfer, too.
On Monday, unbelievable waves hit the central Portuguese town, making for record-breaking swells.
The 46-year-old Brazilian surfer took off on a monster wave, riding it all the way to the end. The estimates put the wave's height as taller than 100 feet. Garrett McNamara set the record of 100 feet, at the same beach.
Waves of this size only hit once a year -- and the impact feels like an earthquake. Powerful storms in the north Atlantic bring these impressive waves crashing ashore.
The breaking swells are not only astonishing to watch, they are incredibly dangerous. Fellow surfer, Maya Gabrielle, almost drown in the waves.
Burle jumped in the water and performed CPR. Gabrielle tweeted a photo of herself giving the thumbs up from her hospital bed. She is in good condition.
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