Judges for the awards, considered the official arbiters of big-wave surfing, pored over footage and high-resolution still images from several angles to calculate a more accurate estimate....The measurement is reported in feet, but it's measured in shin bones.
They used McNamara’s height in a crouch and the length of his shin bone to help compare it to the wave’s top and bottom....
May 11, 2012
It breaks the 2008 record by 1 foot. 1 foot?! Who does these measurements and how?