Sebastian Steudtner’s Nazaré Bomb

Footage of the German hellman's XXL wave

We posted a photo to Instagram just a few days ago of German big-wave charger Sebastian Steudtner threading one of the biggest waves we’ve seen in quite some time. That beast of a wave was at Nazaré. Go figure. And we posed the question: biggest wave ever ridden? Now that we’ve got this footage of that wave, shot by Pedro Miranda, we can really dissect the ride. Chances are that Steudtner did the right thing when he decided to cut out from under the wave before things turned nasty. For that same reason, it’s hard to gauge how big this beast was; he couldn’t even get to the bottom of it. Probably not the biggest wave ever ridden, but massive nonetheless.