This is the incredible moment a Brazilian surfer rode the biggest wave ever recorded.

Rodrigo Koxa claimed the major prize at the Big Wave Awards in California after breaking the world record – surfing a 24.28m (8ft) swell.

He was awarded the Guinness World Record for “The Biggest Wave Ever Surfed” at the ceremony on Saturday night.

Mr. Koxa told reporters that breaking the record in November last year was “the best day of my life”.

Rich Fields is a veteran radio broadcaster who is best known for having been the Announcer on the Price is Right. He is also an Emmy Award winning Meteorologist .