Global News Blog Did a Brazilian surfer just catch the biggest wave ever, and save a life too? (+video)

Carlos Burle may have caught a 100-foot wave outside Nazare, Portugal. The last record-setting wave was also surfed in Nazare.

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While homes across Europe yesterday were battening their hatches against the wild and deadly St. Jude storm (named after the patron saint of lost causes), a Brazilian surfer paddled straight into the fray, rose to the top of a huge coastal swell, and sliced across what may have been the tallest wave ever surfed.