Watch amazing video of surfer breaking the record for riding the world’s biggest wave

This is the amazing moment a thrill-seeker broke the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed.

Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rode the massive 80ft (24.4m) wave at Nazaré in Portugal last November.

On Saturday, he was awarded the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed.

Rodrigo Koxa rode the world’s biggest wave (Picture: World Surf League)

He was given the honour at the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards in California.

Koxa said receiving the award for breaking the record was “the best day of my life”.


The World Surf League said: “The award goes to the surfer who, by any means available, catches the biggest wave of the year.

“Not only did Koxa win this year’s honour, but he now holds the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave surfed.”

The previous record was held by US surfer Garrett McNamara, who surfed a 23.77m wave in 2011.

The “Wipeout of the Year” award went to UK surfer Andrew Cotton, who broke his vertebrae in a heavy fall at Nazaré on the same day Koxa surfed his giant wave.

Cotton is still recovering from the fall so couldn’t collect his award.