|Birth Day:||April 10, 1987|
|Birth Place:||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
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She learned to surf on the beaches of her hometown, Rio de Janeiro.
Maya started surfing at age 15 in Rio de Janeiro and started competing at 15 years old. In 2004 she decided to become a professional at 17 while living in Australia and moved to Hawaii that same year to surf world class waves.
In 2008, she became the first woman to surf the Alaskan Sea. Gabeira also became the first woman to surf California's Ghost Trees and Tahiti's Teahupoo.
In 2009, Gabeira won the ESPY award for Best Female Action Sports Athlete. Later that year, Gabeira surfed the biggest wave ever by a female when she successfully rode a 14 metres (46 ft) wave at Dungeons, a big-wave surf spot in South Africa.
In 2010, she got the 2010 Teen Choice Award for Best Female Action Sports Star.
From 2010 to 2013, Gabeira was in a relationship with Australian actor Jesse Spencer.
In 2012, she was awarded the XXL Big Wave Awards for Girls Best Overall Performance for the 5th time. She also appeared in the ESPN The Body Issue that same year.
On October 28, 2013, Gabeira lost consciousness and nearly drowned while surfing a massive wave at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal; she was saved by her fellow Brazilian big-wave surfer Carlos Burle. She had to be revived on the beach and later ended up in the hospital.
Gabeira has been nominated twice for the Laureus World Sports Award for Action Sportsperson of the Year, in 2014 and in 2019.
In 2016 the documentary Return to Nazaré by Red Bull TV shows how Maya Gabeira returns to Nazaré after having suffered the terrible accident surfing on the same beach in 2013. It is the portrait of a struggle to overcome obstacles, both physical and mental.
In January 2018 Gabeira surfed a 68 ft high (20.8m) wave in Nazare, PT, recorded by Guinness World Records as the biggest wave surfed by a female surfer.
Maya's father is Fernando Gabeira, one of the founders of Brazil's Green Party.
Currently, Maya Gabeira is 35 years, 7 months and 25 days old. Maya Gabeira will celebrate 36th birthday on a Monday 10th of April 2023. Below we countdown to Maya Gabeira upcoming birthday.