Watch surfer ride 100-foot wave off the coast of Portugal [VIDEO]

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As the St. Jude storm has been pounding the European seaboard, monster waves have been crashing into many coasts. While surfing these swells is potentially deadly, that didn’t stop many surfers from coming out to ride the waves.

Off the coast of Nazare, Portugal around 8 a.m. Monday, Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle surfed down one believed to be thought 100 feet tall, making his ride a world record, the Daily Mail reports. The previous record was held by Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara, who rode a 78-foot wave in 2011.

Burle made his record-breaking run after having just pulled friend and fellow surfer Maya Gabeira from the water after Gabeira nearly drowned. That clearly didn’t stop Burle, however.

See this jaw-dropping ride for yourself:

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