Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira broke her record for the biggest wave ever hit by a woman and hit the Guinness Book again.
Guinness World Records announced its feat last Thursday, September 10th. The surfer rode a 73.5-foot or 22.4-meter wave, as seen in a video by Pedro Miranda published by the World Surfing League (WSL).
NEW ENTRY: The largest wave wave – unlimited (female) – 73.5 feet (22.4 meters). Congratulations to Brazil Maya Gabeira 🌊🏄🏻♀️
– GuinnessWorldRecords (@GWR) 2020 September 10
Below is another look as Gabeira winds through a terrible wave.
Gabeira reached her on February 11 during the inaugural event of the WSL Nazare Tow Surfing Challenge in Praia do Norte, Portugal.
In the same waters, she set her previous record in 2018, when she surfed a horrible 20.72-meter (68-foot) wave. Brazil’s Rodrigo Koxa also reached a men’s record in the same spot, surfing a 24.38-meter (80-foot) wave.
Wave size measurement requires teams of researchers, scientific methods, and image analysis, according to the September 10 WSL. The league said its researchers collaborated with teams from the Scripps Institute for Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. La Jolla and the University of Southern California Department of Space and Mechanical Engineering in Los Angeles to determine the height of the waves.
During the process, it was announced that Gabeira had set a new world record and won the cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave award.
She described the wave as a “special” and “terrible” interview at WSL World Surf Weekly.
“I really didn’t expect me to go bigger,” she said. “I just drove and enjoyed my time in Nazareth.” Girl V. Guno /came out
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