• MAYA GABEIRA is awarded

Maya Gabeira winner

Big wave rider Maya Gabeira from Brazil won her fifth overall Girls Best Performance Award in Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Award history on Friday night.

"It's special this year. This has been the best year ever in women's surfing. I am very honored to win this award because the sport has evolved so much. I have been coming here for six years now and usually there are one or two standouts. This time the level is so much higher with all five nominees being solid entries," said Maya.

Maya Gabeira

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