18-year old Portuguese surfer vying for world's biggest wave
In old news that could become big news - if you're into this sort of thing - father and son team Ramon and Tony Laureano have submitted a wave to the Guiness Book of Records to determine if it is officially the largest wave ever ridden.
The wave, caught last October, is expected to surpass the current record of 24.38 metres, held by Rodrigo Koxa.
"It wasn't even supposed to be mine," said 18-year old Tony. "I had just fallen, and it was my father who, seeing that another surfer had canceled the wave, asked me "Do you want to go?", to which I answered without hesitation "Let´s Go!!!"
"When the jetski left me by myself it was impossible to get out of the wave. The speed was absolutely brutal."