The Amateurs: Maya Gabeira

Aug 31, 2009
Outside Magazine
Maya Gabeira

Left: Me. Right: Me after a surf session   

Carlos Burle

Someone who inspires me: Carlos Burle, my tow partner

Maya Gabeira, 22
Big-wave tow-in surfer, yoga junkie, caffeine and Internet addict, and one of the few women to surf Tahiti's infamous Teahupoo. Gabeira was the 2009 ESPY winner for the best female action-sports athlete.

PHOTOS: Taken in her native Brazil.

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