GARRETT McNAMARA

Date of birth: August 10, 1967

Current Residence: Nazare, Portugal

Height: 5 ft 10 in 

Weight: 175 lbs

Profession: Big Wave Surfer

About: Garrett ‘GMAC’ McNamara is an American professional big wave surfer and extreme waterman known for breaking the world record for largest wave ever surfed at Nazaré, Portugal, surviving a monstrous wave at Jaws, and riding tsunami from calving glaciers in Alaska.

GARRETT McNAMARA 

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On November 1, 2001, Garrett McNamara rides the 90 foot wave in Nazare, Portugal

On November 1, 2001, Garrett McNamara rides the 90 foot wave in Nazare, Portugal

Garrett McNamara talks us through his eventful sessions at Cloudbreak, Fiji.

After the giant wave that got the whole world talking about the town of Nazaré, Garrett McNamara takes a trip around Portugal to discover the rest of the country's waves. Follow the adventures of the boldest surfer of all times on his surf trip of discovery around Portugal, and see the country as you have never seen it before. From one end of Portugal to the other, including the islands of Madeira and the Azores, feel the true power of the Portuguese coast.

Garrett McNamara describes and talks us through how he survived his cartwheel down the face of a monster wave at Jaws.

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