Bird’s Eye: Through the magic of sufficiently advanced technology (is that redundant?) we are able to bring you videos of the setting of the world record for highest wave surfed, what it looks like to drive a car at 743 kph, and most bites of an apple while juggling three apples on a Rola Bola in thirty seconds. (It’s 77, in case you lose count.)
What happened during that session has already entered surfing lore. Persuaded to take a wave, McNamara, 44, found himself on a freak mountain of water 90ft (30m) high, surfing one of the biggest waves ever ridden, probably the largest in Europe and the biggest recorded on film.
Most of us will never know what it’s like to be in the cockpit of a vehicle driving at 462 mph (743 kph).