Pro-surfer and absolute legend Kai Lenny just won the 2020 XXL Biggest Wave Award after riding a mind-blowingly impressive 70-foot wave in Nazaré, Portugal.
You know how tall 70-feet is? About five stories. Damn, dude. Is Kai Lenny even human? Check out the footage below:
The coveted XXL Biggest Wave Award award is presented by the World Surf League annually to the athlete who surfs the biggest wave anywhere in the world, and this year, Lenny singlehandedly snatched up the title at the small fishing village that’s located halfway between Lisbon and Porto.
The town is a very popular surfing destination and is known for its mammoth high-breaking waves that are caused by the underwater Nazaré Canyon. Swells are known to reach even higher than Lenny’s 70-foot wave. In fact, back in November 2017, Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rode an 80-foot wave and entered the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed.
Plus, what makes the town even cooler is that spectators can hang out on the hillside and watch the action up-close, instead of other epic surfing destinations like the Bonzai Pipeline where you only see a tiny speck of a surfer hundreds of yards out in the open water.
Check out some of Nazaré’s sickest waves below: