2018-04-29 19:17:46 UTC
In <email@example.com> ***@kymhorsell.com writes:
>Biggest wave ever surfed: Rodrigo Koxa awarded prize for record-breaking ride
>29 Apr 2018 15:46Z
>[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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