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MAYA GABEIRA

John's short documentary was picked up by the Honolulu Surf Film Festival and was screened in 2017 as the opening film for the women's short films program. While John was working with Maya for four years, she became a Guinness World Record holder for the largest wave ever ridden by a woman, at a staggering 68 feet. She then went on to break her own record riding a wave measured at 73.5 feet. In John's documentary on Maya, she talks about what it was like to die and be brought back to life on that wave four years prior.

MAYA GABEIRA / Big Wave Surfer: documentary