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Surfers flock to catch huge waves in hunt for world record

Surfers have flocked to Praia do Norte in Nazare in the hopes of catching the world's biggest wave.

Garrett McNamara broke the world record there in 2011 after catching a wave that measured 78-foot.

Portuguese big-wave surfer Hugo Vau drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare Credit: Reuters
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare Credit: Reuters
Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare Credit: Reuters

Garrett McNamara is hoping he may have beaten his previous record after he was pictured riding a wave that reportedly measured 100-foot earlier this week.