A Brazilian surfer broke her own Guinness World Records title by riding an epic wave

Nazaré Challenge 2020
NAZARE, PORTUGAL – FEBRUARY 11: Maya Gabiera of Brazill surfing for Team World during Heat 5 of the 2020 Nazare Challenge on February 11, 2020 in Nazare, Portugal. (Photo by Laurent Masurel/WSL via Getty Images)(Photo by Laurent Masurel/WSL via Getty Images)

Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira has broken her own world record for the largest wave surfed by a woman.

The 33-year-old rode a 73.5-foot wave in Praia do Norte, Portugal, on February 11, beating her previous record by 5.5 feet. She made history in 2018 after surfing a 68-foot-high wave in the same waters.

“I never thought this could happen, still feels surreal,” Gabeira said in an Instagram post capturing her achievement. “To have a woman in this position in a male dominated sport is a dream come true!”

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