Sebastian Steudtner rode a massive wave that measured 86 feet in height! It is now confirmed that it is the largest wave ever surfed by man! Guinness World Records just announced this past Tuesday that the 36-year-old German did indeed break the record for riding the largest wave when he rode an 86-footer off Portugal back in 2020. It took some time for this to be confirmed because the World Surf League, a group of scientists, and Guinness World Records needed 18 months to verify the feat. One challenge is having a reliable height of another object in the frame of a photograph or video to compare the wave's height to!