Laird’s Take on Nazaré

Big-wave icon Laird Hamilton calls into question Carlos Burle's ride and Maya Gabeira's skills

CNN reached out to Laird Hamilton from his home in Hawaii to get his thoughts on Monday’s heavywater fest at Nazaré in Portugal. In the interview, Hamilton argues that Burle’s potentially record-setting ride shouldn’t count, since he didn’t make the wave. Hamilton also says that Maya Gabeira had no business surfing that day, since she doesn’t have the skills to handle waves of that ferocity.

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