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Did surfer Carlos Burle just set a new big-wave record?




Brazilian big wave surfer Carlos Burle rides a wave in Nazare, central Portugal, on October 28, 2013.
Brazilian big wave surfer Carlos Burle rides a wave in Nazare, central Portugal, on October 28, 2013.
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This week off the coast of Portugal, big wave surfer Carlos Burle seems to have broken the record for riding the biggest wave, more than 100 feet.

It only seems like he won the record because, like many surfing feats, the actual size of the wave is under some controversy. Host Alex Cohen speaks to surfing judge Chris Dixon, the author of the book, “Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth.”