Germany’s Sebastian Studtner broke the Guinness World Record for the largest wave surfed (unlimited) for men on Tuesday.
According to Guinness World Records (GWR), Mr Studtner set the record in October 2020 off the coast of Nazareth, in Praia do Norte, Portugal, when he surfed through a massive wave of 26.21 meters (86 feet).
The ride won the biggest toe award at the 2021 Red Bull Big Wave Awards and the video of its spectacular surfing achievement went viral. This was shared by GWR on Twitter.
Meet 17-year-old Dar Bahadur Khapangi from Nepal, our new youngest teen record holder https://t.co/0igbAPiOD6
– Guinness World Records (@GWR) May 24, 2022
The video has been viewed more than 7,000 times. The achievement was officially announced during a special certificate ceremony on May 24, 2022 in the presence of a judge.
The event was held at the famous lighthouse Priya do Norte in Portugal, which guards the world’s largest waves. The epic video that captured Mr. Studtner’s amazing record contains the same lighthouse.
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According to GWR, the 37-year-old has spent his entire life chasing waves. At just 13 years old, he decided to move to Hawaii. It took her three years to convince her parents, but at the age of 16, she left Germany for a surfing paradise to pursue a career in surfing.
Mr Studutner told GWR that it was not easy and that many people did not understand or support his decision to leave and relocate to another part of the world.
He is now one of the most well-known surfers in the world for that bold decision. Below his belt is a long list of wins, and now, a Guinness World Records title.