A 78-Foot Wave was Recorded near New Zealand–and It’s Barreling Toward the Central Coast

An intense storm with hurricane-force winds generated massive waves in the Roaring Forties(south of the 40th parallel in Southern Hemisphere). A wave rider buoy moored about 375 miles south of New Zealand near Campbell Island measured a 78-foot wave May 9, the highest individual wave ever recorded south of the equator.

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