I had the opportunity to conduct an interview with the famous surfer Maya Gabeira for The Lipstickdiaries. Check it out!
Being the daughter of famous Brazilian politician, Fernando Gabeira, didn’t stop Maya Gabeira from pursuing her dream. She began surfing the waves at the age of 14 in her hometown, Rio de Janeiro. Three years later, she moved to Hawaii to start her career as a professional surfer. At only 23 years old, she has obtained the “Super Woman” title and won the Billabong XXL Best Women Performance Award for four consecutive years. Maya is well-known for being the only sponsored female surfer and having surfed the most dangerous waves.
TLD supports and enjoys interviewing women like Maya. Surf up the interview and see how pros do it!
TLD: Surfing is a tough sport. What made you choose that profession and how did you get discovered?
I started surfing because of a boyfriend when I was 14 years old. I went to Hawaii for surfing when I was 17 and fell in love with big waves. Two years later I signed with Billabong and Red Bull after winning my first XXL awards.
TLD: What is it like to be Maya Gabeira?
Hard to have a schedule because of last minute travels for big swells, lots of traveling, lots of training, but very happy to do what I love for a living.
TLD: Any current or future projects you’re working on? Tell us about your recent surf bikini design with Billabong and Invista.
Right now I’m working on this partnership between me, Invista, and Billabong. It’s a online contest to design my future signature swimsuit made with extra-life lycra, which is core resistant and more comfortable than the regular lycra.
Check out the rest of the interview here. 😉