Early last month when Super Typhoon Nida was dying in the North Pacific, another storm system called 97W formed right under it, creating a massive low-pressure system similar to a nor'easter. It formed a huge wave that hit Hawaii three days later.
When that wave hit, only two surfers were in position -- and brave enough -- to attempt to ride it. Watch it here:
The video is an entry in Billabong's annual big wave competition, so we'll probably hear from them in a few months on exactly how big they think the wave was.
And when they ask if this is the biggest wave ever caught, notice they're talking about paddling into a wave without the use of a jet-ski. So really, this isn't the biggest wave ever ridden. That likely happened last January 2009 on a wave that was judged to be 77 feet high and caught by surfers who were towed out on a jet-ski. But the wave above could be the biggest wave ever ridden by simply catching it via paddling with your arms and legs.