Rodrigo Koxa is 38 years old. On November 8th, 2017, he surfed a 24,38 metres monster wave in Nazaré, Portugal. The World Surf League (WSL) only announced that he won the award at the end of April. The WSL organizes professional surf competitions.

The previous record was also won in Nazaré by the American Garrett McNamara. Garrett surfed a 23,77 metre wave in 2011. Nazaré is a small Portuguese port town that has giant waves and attracts surfers from the whole world.

Koxa was born in Guarujá, on the coast of São Paulo state. He began to surf when he was eight.
When he was only 15, he went on a trip to Puerto Escondido, a Mexican town with giant waves. After
that, he decided to specialize in big waves. Since then, he has surfed in Indonesia, Hawaii, Chile,
South Africa, the United States, and other places.


1. Based on the text, we can conclude that Nazaré, Portugal:

a. Is the best place in the world to surf.
b. Is a place known worldwide because of its giant waves.
c. Is the global headquarters of the World Surf League (WSL).
d. Is the place where Koxa practices.

2. Why did the surfer specialize in big waves?


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