Mahina Maeda Takes on Nazare for Billabong XXL Big Wave Awards

(Top photo by Vitor Faneca Estrelinha

Girls’ got guts and skill – 16 year old Hawaiian mermaid Mahina Maeda is not only the World Junior Champ for 2014 but she’s blowing minds excelling in all areas of waterwomanship. Check out this amazing clip she’s posted for the Billabong Ride of the Year category of the 2015 XXL Big Wave Awards last week at Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal on November 2, 2014. These waves defy the imagination of what can be surfed on a normal day! I dare say we will be seeing BIG things from Mahina.

Mahina was towed in by Garrett McNamara (uncle of interviewee and fellow Hawaiian big wave surfer Makani Adric) and the video is by Humberto Santos/Nazaré Qualifica.


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