Brazilian sets women’s world record by surfing 68-foot wave

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(CNN) — A Brazilian surfed a 68-foot wave and placed her name in the record books.

In January, Maya Gabeira conquered the large wave during a surfing event in Nazaré, Portugal. It happened at the same location where she suffered a serious injury in 2013.

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Months after the surfing event, Guinness World Records announced the 68-foot wave Gabeira surfed was the largest on record for a woman.

A Brazilian also holds the mark for the largest wave surfed by a man.



Rodrigo Koxa rode an 80-foot wave, also at Nazaré, in November 2017, according to Guinness.