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King of the big wave

<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara enters the water during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. McNamara of Haleiwa, Hawaii, won the Biggest Wave title at the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards with his world record 78-foot  wave ridden at Praia do Norte. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara enters the water during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. McNamara of Haleiwa, Hawaii, won the Biggest Wave title at the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards with his world record...more

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara enters the water during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. McNamara of Haleiwa, Hawaii, won the Biggest Wave title at the 2012 Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards with his world record 78-foot wave ridden at Praia do Norte. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. 


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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013.   REUTERS/Rafael Marchante</p>

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara applies sun protection cream before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. 


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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara applies sun protection cream before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara applies sun protection cream before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara walks by the seashore during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. 


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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara walks by the seashore during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara walks by the seashore during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara looks at the sea before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara looks at the sea before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara looks at the sea before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara (R) jokes with his colleague Kealii Mamala before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013.   REUTERS/Rafael Marchante</p>

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara (R) jokes with his colleague Kealii Mamala before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara (R) jokes with his colleague Kealii Mamala before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. 

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante</p>

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara applies  sun protection cream before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara applies sun protection cream before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara applies sun protection cream before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. 
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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara poses with a supporter after a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013.


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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara poses with a supporter after a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara poses with a supporter after a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara carries his surf board after a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. 

REUTERS/Rafael Marchante</p>

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal,  January 29, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara drops in on a large wave at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara (front) looks at the sea with his colleague Kealii Mamala before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara (front) looks at the sea with his colleague Kealii Mamala before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara (front) looks at the sea with his colleague Kealii Mamala before a surf session at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal, January 29, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara rests during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. 

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara rests during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara rests during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara enters the water during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013.

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Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara enters the water during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Garrett McNamara enters the water during a surf session at Praia do Norte, in Nazare, Portugal, January 31, 2013. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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