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Maya Gabeira inches away from death at Nazare

Maya Gabeira © João Traveira/Billabong XXL



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Water patrol has trouble getting Maya out of the water after wipeout

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 October, 2013 : - - Maya Gabiera (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) wiped out on a massive wave at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal on October 28, 2013. On video Maya is shown charging down the  face of a giant lefthander very similar to Garrett McNamara's 2011 XXL winner. She hops over several large chops, catching air and landing before coming unglued on the last one.

The footage shows the very tricky rescue of Gabeira as she slips from consciousness to unconsciousness. Gabeira was taken to the hospital with a broken shin. Authorities report she is currently in stable condition. A full recovery is expected.

Video by João Traveira. This clip is presented for informational purposes at this time and its suitability as an entry in the Wipeout of the Year category will be determined in the future.


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