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Carlos Burle May Have Surfed The Biggest Wave Ever

The Brazilian surfer claimed Monday to have ridden one of the biggest waves ever at Portugal's Praia do Norte -- the famed spot where the world record was officially set in 2011.

Posted on October 28, 2013, at 9:05 p.m. ET

Brazilian big wave surfer Carlos Burle rode this monster wave Monday at the Portuguese big wave spot Praia do Norte.

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According to reports, it may have been the biggest wave ever surfed, besting a record 78-foot behemoth ridden by Garrett McNamara in Nov. 2011.

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Witnesses estimated the wave may have been more than 100 feet tall.

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English surfer Andrew Cotton also got in on the action.

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Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira wiped out while riding one of the big waves and was seen floating unconscious in the water.

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Burle rescued Gabeira with a jet ski and took her to shore.

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Surfers performed CPR on Gabeira on the beach. She was taken to a hospital and reportedly is doing well despite suffering a broken ankle.

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Spectators watched from a nearby lighthouse as waves pounded the shoreline.

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Burle and McNamara posed for a photo after Burle surfed the possibly record-breaking wave.

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Burle also received a hug from fellow surfer Pedro Scooby.

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Despite the near-tragedy, the big waves made for a beautiful scene.

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The incredible day of surfing was captured on video.

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