28 October, 2013 28 October, 2013

Maya Gabeira Survives Near Drowning at Nazare, Portugal

Well respected Brazilian big wave surfer Maya Gabeira was rushed to hospital following a near drowning today at Nazare, Portugal.

Maya, along with a host of other big wave chargers joined Hawaiian Garret MacNamara for the Zon North Canyon – a series of live broadcasted sessions taking place at the heaving Portuguese beachbreak where Garret caught the world record 90-foot-plus wave last year.

According to a report on Surf Europe, Maya was pulled from the water unconscious, before being resuscitated on the beach and rushed to hospital, where she is now recovering.

She posted this thumbs-up pic to her Facebook profile, along with a message to her fans:


“My dear friends, a broken ankle. Nothing more… Some salt water, but you know! I just need some prayer for a speedy recovery!!! Love u all…”

Below is a news report about the incident, which shows the courageous charger being rescued from a perilous situation.

1 Comment

  1. Chris Barker
    30 October, 2013 at 2:33 pm · Reply

    Glad she’s okay!

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