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Garrett McNamara

North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Massachusetts born, but Hawaii raised Garrett 'GMac' McNamara is part daredevil, part surfer. A regular nominee at the Billabong XXL Awards, he is known for his efforts searching the globe for the largest waves, and in most cases finding them—whether it be by towing in behind a helicopter, jetski, paddling in, or via jet-powered surfboard. In 2002, McNamara won the inaugural Tow Surfing World Cup at Jaws. He won Best Overall Performance in 2003 and in 2007 at the Billabong XXL Awards, and the Monster Paddle Award for largest paddle-in wave of the year in 2007. McNamara is well known for his record-breaking waves at Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal and also is the first person to have surfed waves created by falling glaciers.

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1 May, 2014 - BIG WAVE: Anticipation is swelling as the best big wave surfers on the planet gather in Southern California ahead of the Billabong XXL Global Big...
29 April, 2014 - TRAVEL: Garrett McNamara will tour Portugal and document his travels with forthcoming video clips. The project, sponsored by Portugal’s...
10 September, 2013 : - FILM: World record holder Garrett McNamara will screen his film 'The North Canyon: Nazare Calling' on Friday, September 13 at...
30 January, 2013 : - VIDEO/PHOTO: It is believed Garrett McNamara may have again broken the Guinness World Record for the biggest wave ever surfed. Authorities...


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