Maya Gabeira is a professional big wave surfer from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Maya has won numerous awards including an ESPY for Best Female Action Sport Athlete and holds the record for largest wave ever surfed by a female for conquering a 46 ft wave in Portugal.
Maya’s support for Oceana includes filming the “Catch a Break” PSA, which focuses on protecting marine habitat, attending events like 2013’s Nautica Oceana Beach House and working with Yana Surf on a special edition “Maya Board” to benefit Oceana.
“I’ve spent a lot of time in the ocean since then. I get to share that environment with all the animals – turtles, sharks, fish, everything that lives there. It’s crazy not to protect it. Let’s help the oceans catch a break.” — Maya Gabeira