"If we were to break down a surf and actually measure how much time we're up on a wave — what I like to call ride time — it would actually blow you away that it's only around five to 10 percent of your surf."
Maya Gabeira's World Record Setting Wave at NazareThe WSL announced the 73.5-foot wave she rode at Nazaré on February 11, 2020 is officially a new Guinness World Record as well as this year’s 2020 cbdMD XXL Biggest Wave Award winner.
"We're in a very powerful time in history," said Leah Dawson. "I've felt for a long time that the women’s story has been a bit misguided by the men that have run the surf industry. I feel like for myself, I have a duty to nurture our culture because I love it so much."