Maya Gabeira Survives

After almost drowning at Nazaré, Gabeira is in stable condition in Portugal

In surf of the XXL variety at Nazaré, the big-wave break in Portugal, Maya Gabeira nearly drowned when she wiped out and was consumed by an avalanche of water. The video below shows Carlos Burle attempting to rescue Gabeira on his jet ski on the inside; After a number of failed attempts to get her on the sled, Gabeira was forced to grab on to the tow rope and was engulfed by two more sets. The footage shows Gabeira unconscious and face down in the water before she’s finally rescued by Burle, who took her to shore and administered CPR. From there she was transported to a hospital, where she’s now in stable condition. Gabeira posted this photo to her Facebook from the a Portuguese hospital this morning.