In this photo taken November 8 2017, Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides what has been judged the biggest wave ever surfed, 24.38 metres at the Praia do Norte, or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal. A more-scientifically measured wave that was 23.8 metres high has been declared the biggest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Photo: AP

Monstrous ocean wave, eight storeys tall, sets Southern Hemisphere record: scientists

Senior oceanographer Tom Durrant said the 78.1-foot (23.8-metre) monster wiped out the previous Southern Hemisphere record of 72.3 feet (22.03 metres) from 2012

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In this photo taken November 8 2017, Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rides what has been judged the biggest wave ever surfed, 24.38 metres at the Praia do Norte, or North beach, in Nazare, Portugal. A more-scientifically measured wave that was 23.8 metres high has been declared the biggest wave ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Photo: AP
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