The biggest wave ever recorded in the Southern Ocean has been measured at 23.8m tall by Metservice NZ.
The wave was recorded on the night of May 9 by a MetOcean buoy, which is currently floating in the Southern Ocean near Campbell Island about 692km south of New Zealand.
The wave reached a height of 23.8m as a storm rolled through the region.
The previous record, also recorded by MetOcean Solutions, was a 19.4m wave that rolled through the same area of the ocean last year.
MetService believes the peak heights of waves were even higher during the storm. Their wave forecast predicted individual waves reaching heights of 25m.