[h=1]Brazilian surfer may have set new big-wave record in Portugal[/h] Published October 29, 2013 FoxNews.com Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have set the world record for the largest wave ever surfed after riding an estimated 100-foot wave off the coast of Portugal. Burle took on gnarly wave while surfing on Monday off of Praia do Norte, a fishing village of Nazare in Portugal's Atlantic coast. Surf media and witnesses have suggested it could be the biggest wave ever surfed. "At one stage there was a bit of shouting and screaming. Everyone was so excited you know, and I was just shouting back at them, telling them that itâ€™s just another big day, that everyone had to stay focused," Burle told Stab Magazine. Maya Gabeira, also from Brazil, nearly drowned and was taken to hospital with a broken ankle after falling in a big wave. She was taken to hospital and is reportedly doing well despite suffering a broken ankle. "It was luck. We never know when we will be catching the wave. I still hadn't surfed any wave and everyone had already had their rides. Maya almost died," Burle told Surfer Today. "For me, it was a big adrenaline moment to get back there after what happened." Hawaii surfer Garrett McNamara caught a 78-foot wave at the same location in November 2011. It was determined to be a record by the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards and certified by Guinness World Records. McNamara, a 45-year-old pro from Oahu's North Shore, was honored by Portugal's navy with its Medalha Naval de Vasco da Gama for what it took to ride the massive wave.