For centuries, seafarers have told tales about monsters, which is nothing new. The latest such story is that one of those monsters actually exists – although scientists confirmed it fairly late, in 1995. We are talking about the so-called giant wave, also known as the monster wave or freak wave. In its smaller form, it is about 25 metres high, but it can reach up to 40 metres. It appears on its own, its side is extremely steep, and it travels much faster than “normal” waves. If you want to ride it, you need an excellent surfboard. Mercedes-Benz wanted to develop the ultimate surfboard. The perfect opportunity to collaborate with someone who knows all about what is needed for these giants: Garrett McNamara has been riding giant waves for twenty years.