In 1958 the largest wave ever recorded hit Lituya Bay on the southern coast of Alaska reaching a massive height of 1,720 feet high. The wave was a direct bi-product of an earthquake that measured an 8.3 on the Richter scale that shook loose an estimated 40 million cubic yards of glacier from a mountainside near the bay. Three fishing boats witnessed the colossal masterpiece, but only two were able to ride out the waves to tell the tale.

To see other gigantic waves and learn about the art of riding them watch the movie The Ultimate Wave Tahiti, now showing at the Dr. Phillips Cinedome.
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