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2018-04-29 19:17:46 UTC
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Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
ABC News
[video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking wave in Portugal (ABC News)
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
largest wave ever surfed.
Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
Alms for the third time in her career.
Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
Challenge this year.
Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
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2018-04-29 21:07:52 UTC
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Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
For the metrically challenged, that is 79.66 feet. The mind doth boggle.
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Dimensional Traveler
2018-04-29 21:50:12 UTC
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Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
ABC News
[video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking wave in Portugal (ABC News)
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
largest wave ever surfed.
Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
Alms for the third time in her career.
Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
Challenge this year.
Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
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J. Clarke
2018-04-29 21:51:33 UTC
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<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/rodrigo-koxa-rides-biggest-wave-ever-surfed/9709124>
Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
ABC News
[video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking wave in Portugal (ABC News)
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
largest wave ever surfed.
Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
Alms for the third time in her career.
Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
Challenge this year.
Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
Why would getting injured in a wipeout make it unworthy of "wipeout of
the year"? The award isn't for "most amazing avoidance of injury".
Dimensional Traveler
2018-04-30 01:50:28 UTC
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<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/rodrigo-koxa-rides-biggest-wave-ever-surfed/9709124>
Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
ABC News
[video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking wave in Portugal (ABC News)
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
largest wave ever surfed.
Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
Alms for the third time in her career.
Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
Challenge this year.
Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
Why would getting injured in a wipeout make it unworthy of "wipeout of
the year"? The award isn't for "most amazing avoidance of injury".
He didn't win "wipeout of the year". He broke a record for surfing the
largest wave but I'd argue that if he wiped out badly enough to break
his back he did not _successfully_ surf the wave.
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Titus G
2018-04-30 02:49:22 UTC
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On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:50:12 -0700, Dimensional Traveler
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Post by danny burstein
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<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/rodrigo-koxa-rides-biggest-wave-ever-surfed/9709124>
Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for
record-breaking ride
29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
ABC News
[video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking
wave in Portugal (ABC News)
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
largest wave ever surfed.
Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
Alms for the third time in her career.
Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
Challenge this year.
Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
Why would getting injured in a wipeout make it unworthy of "wipeout of
the year"?  The award isn't for "most amazing avoidance of injury".
He didn't win "wipeout of the year".  He broke a record for surfing the
largest wave but I'd argue that if he wiped out badly enough to break
his back he did not _successfully_ surf the wave.
You are travelling in the wrong dimension.
Paul Colquhoun
2018-04-30 03:23:56 UTC
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On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 18:50:28 -0700, Dimensional Traveler <***@sonic.net> wrote:
| On 4/29/2018 2:51 PM, J. Clarke wrote:
|> On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:50:12 -0700, Dimensional Traveler
|> <***@sonic.net> wrote:
|>
|>> On 4/29/2018 12:17 PM, danny burstein wrote:
|>>> x-posted from alt.global-warming
|>>>
|>>>
|>>> In <pc54o9$kh5$***@gioia.aioe.org> ***@kymhorsell.com writes:
|>>>
|>>>> <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/rodrigo-koxa-rides-biggest-wave-ever-surfed/9709124>
|>>>
|>>>> Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
|>>>
|>>>> 29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
|>>>> ABC News
|>>>
|>>>> [video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking wave in Portugal (ABC News)
|>>>
|>>>> Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
|>>>> Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
|>>>> largest wave ever surfed.
|>>>
|>>>> Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
|>>>> broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
|>>>> previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
|>>>
|>>>> Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
|>>>> earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
|>>>
|>>>> The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
|>>>> Alms for the third time in her career.
|>>>
|>>>> Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
|>>>> Challenge this year.
|>>>
|>>>> Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
|>>>> horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
|>>>
|>>>> Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
|>>> >from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
|>>>
|>>>
|>> I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
|>
|> Why would getting injured in a wipeout make it unworthy of "wipeout of
|> the year"? The award isn't for "most amazing avoidance of injury".
|>
| He didn't win "wipeout of the year". He broke a record for surfing the
| largest wave but I'd argue that if he wiped out badly enough to break
| his back he did not _successfully_ surf the wave.


Rodrigo Koxa won the Big Wave award, Andrew Cotton won the Wipeout of
the Year.

Different people, different awards.
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Dimensional Traveler
2018-04-30 06:21:04 UTC
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|> On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 14:50:12 -0700, Dimensional Traveler
|>
|>>> x-posted from alt.global-warming
|>>>
|>>>
|>>>
|>>>> <http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/rodrigo-koxa-rides-biggest-wave-ever-surfed/9709124>
|>>>
|>>>> Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
|>>>
|>>>> 29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
|>>>> ABC News
|>>>
|>>>> [video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking wave in Portugal (ABC News)
|>>>
|>>>> Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
|>>>> Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
|>>>> largest wave ever surfed.
|>>>
|>>>> Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
|>>>> broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
|>>>> previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
|>>>
|>>>> Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
|>>>> earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
|>>>
|>>>> The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
|>>>> Alms for the third time in her career.
|>>>
|>>>> Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
|>>>> Challenge this year.
|>>>
|>>>> Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
|>>>> horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
|>>>
|>>>> Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
|>>> >from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
|>>>
|>>>
|>> I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
|>
|> Why would getting injured in a wipeout make it unworthy of "wipeout of
|> the year"? The award isn't for "most amazing avoidance of injury".
|>
| He didn't win "wipeout of the year". He broke a record for surfing the
| largest wave but I'd argue that if he wiped out badly enough to break
| his back he did not _successfully_ surf the wave.
Rodrigo Koxa won the Big Wave award, Andrew Cotton won the Wipeout of
the Year.
Different people, different awards.
Ah, re-reading that you are right. My apologies.
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2018-04-30 03:30:36 UTC
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<http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-30/rodrigo-koxa-rides-biggest-wave-ever-surfed/9709124>
Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
ABC News
[video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking wave in Portugal (ABC News)
Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
largest wave ever surfed.
Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
Alms for the third time in her career.
Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
Challenge this year.
Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
Why would getting injured in a wipeout make it unworthy of "wipeout of
the year"? The award isn't for "most amazing avoidance of injury".
He didn't win "wipeout of the year". He broke a record for surfing the
largest wave but I'd argue that if he wiped out badly enough to break
his back he did not _successfully_ surf the wave.
You are conflating two people. Rodriguo Koxa won the "Biggest Wave
Award". Andrew Cotton won the "Wipeout of the Year Award", fracturing
a vertebra in the process.
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2018-04-30 03:45:29 UTC
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Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for
record-breaking ride
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29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
ABC News
[video] Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides the record-breaking
wave in Portugal (ABC News)
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Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa has claimed the major prize at the Big
Wave Awards in California, winning the biggest wave award for the
largest wave ever surfed.
Koxa achieved the feat in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017, as he
broke the world record for riding a wave 24.28 metres, overtaking the
previous record of 23.77 metres set by Garrett McNamara in 2011.
Koxa's compatriot Lucas Chianca, 22, who won the Nazare Challenge
earlier this year, was awarded the best men's overall performance trophy.
The best women's overall performance went to Hawaiian surfer Paige
Alms for the third time in her career.
Alms defended her Big Wave Tour crown after winning the Pe'ahi
Challenge this year.
Britain's Andrew Cotton won the wipeout of the year award after his
horror fall in Nazare, Portugal, on Nov 8, 2017.
Cotton wasn't present to pick up his award as he is still recovering
from the broken vertebrae that he suffered in that wipeout.
I'm surprised that last line doesn't disqualify his "run".
Why would getting injured in a wipeout make it unworthy of "wipeout of
the year"? The award isn't for "most amazing avoidance of injury".
He didn't win "wipeout of the year". He broke a record for surfing the
largest wave but I'd argue that if he wiped out badly enough to break
his back he did not _successfully_ surf the wave.
You are conflating two people. Rodriguo Koxa won the "Biggest Wave
Award". Andrew Cotton won the "Wipeout of the Year Award", fracturing
a vertebra in the process.
Ooo, ya gotta be a little nuts..


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