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In Pictures: Surfer takes on one of 'world's largest' waves

Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have set a world record by riding a reported 100 ft wave in Portugal

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Sunrise at the Praia do Norte, north beach, at the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast Monday, Oct. 28 2013.

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People watch waves from a lighthouse in Nazare Oct. 28, 2013. Brazilian suffer Carlos Burle surfed a wave here that surf media suggest could be the biggest wave ever surfed.

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English surfer Andrew Cotton rides a big wave at the Praia do Norte, north beach, at the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast Monday, Oct. 28 2013.

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An unidentified surfer rides a big wave at the Praia do Norte, north beach, at the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast Monday, Oct. 28 2013.

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Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle rides what may be the biggest wave ever surfed. According to Guinness World Records, American Garret McNamara holds the record with a 78 foot wave surfed at the very same spot in Nazare in Nov. 1 2011.

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Carlos Burle is seen riding a large wave at the Praia do Norte, north beach, outside the fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast Monday, Oct. 28 2013.

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Carlos Burle, second right, and American surfer Garret McNamara, right, watch the video of Burle’s ride.

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Surfers Carlos Burle, right, from Brazil, and current big wave record holder Garret McNamara, from the U.S., pose for a photo after Burle’s ride.

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The dangers of big wave surfing were on display as Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira floats after breaking her ankle and being knocked unconscious by a large wave.

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Carlos Burle, left, rescues fellow surfer Maya Gabeira.

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Surfers apply CPR to Maya Gabeira who nearly drowned after falling trying to ride a big wave at the Praia do Norte. Gabeira was taken to hospital and is reportedly doing well despite suffering a broken ankle.

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