Maya Gabeira: 35 little-known facts about the Brazilian big wave surfer

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She could’ve been a ballet, but she ended up chasing the world’s largest ocean waves. Here are some curious facts about Brazilian big wave surfer Maya Gabeira.

Maya Reis Gabeira was born in Rio de Janeiro, on April 10, 1987. Unlike many kids of her generation, she was introduced to surfing when she was already a full-grown teenager.

Gabeira has already been called the “Super Woman of Surfing.” But she still gets anxious and stressed a few days before a storm kicks in.

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