Riding a skyscraper of wave, Garrett “G-Mac” McNamara took big wave surfing to new heights. Nazare, Portugal has become a big wave Mecca for those courageous enough to play in the swell. In November of 2011, G-Mac broke the Guinness Book Of World Records by riding a 78-foot wave in the small town off of the Atlantic Coast. G-Mac openly admits, “In Nazaré, Portugal, the ocean is known as a place of death, not of riding waves." Yet the 45-year-old Hawaiian surfer's days are spent preparing for and focusing on conquering record-setting waves. On January 28th, 2013, all of the preparing appears to have paid off. Portuguese scientists believe G-Mac shattered his previous world record and caught a 111-foot wave. However, to be instated in the record books, the team at Guinness will now have to research exactly how high the wave stood up, which could take months.