Video: Windsurfer becomes first wind-powered athlete in the world to ride huge 43ft wave at one of the most infamous surfing spots

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Jason Polakow, 44, made the record books on Tuesday (02/02) after riding the gigantic wave in the liquid mountains of Praia do Norte, in Nazaré, Portugal.

The two-time wave-sailing champion had spent an entire year studying and observing the sea at the ‘big wave mecca.’ Aussie Polakow established himself as Australia’s top windsurfer at just 18 years old and spent years competing. But after breaking away from full time competitions he has been searching and windsurfing the world’s biggest waves for the past 10 years.

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Leeds Industrial Museum in Armley will be brimming with excitement on August 1 when, for the first time ever, the historic site plays host to none other than the Yorkshire Open Hat Throwing Championships, the brainchild of Yorkshire-based poet Glyn Watkins. picture Tony Johnson.

Hold on to your hats - hat throwing champs comes to Leeds