Brazilian surfer breaks own world record for largest wave surfed by a woman – Watch Video

Watch Maya Gabeira's 70 ft. tall scarily fascinating surfing video.

While most of us have been stuck to our couch and laptop screens during this lockdown, Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira has gone ahead to break the official Guinness World record for the largest wave surfed- unlimited (Female). Interestingly, she was also the previous record holder for the same title.  The 33-year-old surfer broke her own record by five and a half feet and we have proof!

Shared on Guinness World Records’ official Twitter handle, the video shows Maya surfing a 73.5-foot wave (22.4 meters).

Check out the epic video here:

The exhilarating video has over 1,000 retweets and 2.7k likes on Twitter. While Maya Gabeira broke the world record on February 11, 2020, at the inaugural WSL Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge in Praia do Norte, Portugal, Guinness World Record announced it on Thursday. She set the old record in 2018.

“The wave was pretty special although it was terrifying as well!” is how Gabeira described the moment to Guinness World Records.

The Guinness World Record twitter also shared Maya’s experience of riding the wave and battling through injuries all the while breaking her previous record.

Check out Twitter’s reaction here:

“Congratulations and thanks for the thrill Maya!” wrote a Twitter user. “Wowwwww, wonderful,” expressed another. “Wooo Incredible, wonderful, great wave,” said a third.

Meanwhile, The World Surf League has named Maya the winner of the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award for her ride at Praia do Norte. Gabeira started surfing professionally at 17-years-old. In 2009 she won the ESPY for Best Female Action Sports Athlete.

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