Guinness World Records: Watch Surfer Maya Gabeira Break Largest Wave Surfed Record at 73.5 Feet
By Space Coast Daily // September 21, 2020
Maya rode the wave in Praia do Norte, Portugal
(Guinness World Records) – Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira has broken her own Guinness World Records title for the largest wave surfed – unlimited (female).
It bests her previous record by five and a half feet, with a confirmed measurement of 73.5 foot (22.4 metres).
The World Surf League (WSL) announced Maya as the winner of the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award and the wave was later validated by the Red Bull Big Wave Award.
Maya rode the wave on February 11, 2020, at the inaugural WSL Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge event in Praia do Norte, Portugal – the same waters as her previous record achievement set back in 2018.
“The wave was pretty special although it was terrifying as well!”
NEW RECORD: Largest wave surfed – unlimited (female) – 73.5 foot (22.4 metres). Congratulations to Brazil’s Maya Gabeira 🌊🏄🏻♀️
— GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) September 10, 2020
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