Crazy Thrill-Seeking Surfers Ride Giant Wave after Storm in Portugal (14 pics)
Brazilian Carlos Burle took on the monster wave - created by the St Jude storm - at Praia do Norte, near the fishing village of Nazare. Estimated at nearly 100ft, it is believed to be the biggest wave ever ridden.
The surf was generated by the same storm that battered Europe and the UK overnight, killing 11 and causing extensive damage. The beach is well-known in surfing circles as a mecca for large waves because it picks up the full brunt of the violent Atlantic storm swells.