A Brazilian daredevil and big wave surfer, Rio-born Maya Gabeira started surfing at age 14. Arguably one of the best women surfers of all time, she is an unstoppable athlete who never shies away from any challenge, especially in the face of water walls. In 2014, she made a huge comeback after being miraculously revived on the shores of Nazaré, undeterred in her passion for the big blue thrill.
Maya Gabeira is a born record-breaker. The first woman ever to surf the Alaskan Sea, she was also the first woman surfer to ride Ghost Trees’ and Teahupoo’s big waves. In 2020, she rode a towering 22.4-meter wave - the biggest ever to be surfed by a woman.