NewsWater Cooler

Actions

Maya Gabeira: Female surfer sets world record for biggest wave

Posted: 5:07 AM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 09:07:33Z

It's official! Surfer Maya Gabeira of Brazil set a new world record earlier this year.

She rode a 68-foot wave from trough to crest back in January in Nazaré, Portugal.

It earned her the Guinness World Record title for the largest wave surfed unlimited by a female.

The feat also earned her the inaugural Women’s XXL Biggest Wave award.

Both awards were announced in a special ceremony Monday.

Gabeira made the accomplishment at the same break point where she suffered a serious injury back in 2013.