I’ll be honest with you here, I forgot that a 100-foot wave was the “Holy Grail” type of ocean ride but I forget more and more these days. I do recall a day where the mystical 100-feet seemed both atmospherically impossible and physically impossible. No way could a wave ever get that big. No way could a human ever ride.
Then, climate change, then very progressive tow-surfing et voila.
The “100-foot wave” moniker has now been hung on a few different ocean rides, notably Tom Butler, Garrett McNamara and Sebastien Steutner’s Nazare beasts but much debate as to where the trough, or lowest point, of those Portuguese Mamas actually is.
Eddie’s son Makua Rothman, anyhow, was out at Jaws over the weekend, feasting on that ridiculous run of swell and TMZ is now the first major media outlet to declare his wave to be 100-feet or over.
Is Jaws easier to measure than Nazare?
Is this a 100-foot wave?
This is BeachGrit where you are judge and jury.
How do you rule?