Didja' know the record for biggest wave ever surfed was broken last month?
The new record is around 80 feet.
Most reports call this the height of an 8 story building, but that really doesn't do it justice. Waves are long as well as high.
For my part, I think about this as being on the field at professional football stadium and looking up at the stands - they're often 80 feet high and 500 feet long. You get the idea.
Supposedly there is video, but it will be released as a for-profit movie sometime in the future.
There is a video of the old record of 66 feet from 2001.
Waves ands swells this size are getting pretty close to as big as they can possibly get.
For curiosity, they're catching these waves about 100 miles off of San Diego. There is an underwater mountain range there called the Cortes Bank that rises to within about 6 feet of the surface. The big mid-ocean swells come through there, and they form breaking waves as the water becomes shallower.