Biggest Wave Ever | Measured between Iceland and Great Britain
A wave of 19 meters is officially the biggest wave ever measured. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) named it an unusual record, and gives it a spot on the list of weather and climate extremes.
Biggest Wave Ever
It took a while before this wave was officially recognised, but now it’s a fact. The wave is measured in February 2013 in the Atlantic Ocean, somewhere between Iceland and Great Britain.
The previous record of 18.3 meter six years before this wave also rolled through this northern part of the ocean. According to the WMO, this measurement emphasises the importance of safety for ships by monitoring the conditions.
Of course 19 meters on the open ocean is big, but it doesn’t compare to the waves at Nazaré.