As of 2013
Shawn’s history-making ride occurred on December 21, 2012 at the Cortes Bank, an offshore reef 100 miles west of San Diego, California.
The maximum face height of the wave has now been verified as 61 feet from trough to crest.
Dollar’s wave beats Shane Dorian’s prior record wave of 57 feet ridden at Jaws, Maui, Hawaii in 2011.
Authenticated by the Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards judging committee.