Surf girl, Maya Gabeira, naked
This isn’t the first time a surf girl or in fact surfer dude has been caught naked in ESPN magazines Body Issue and I expect it won’t be the last, surfing is very a physically demanding sport. The last surfer to feature in the annual collection is big wave surf girl, Maya Gabeira. Big wave surfing is traditionally a man’s domain but Maya ain’t having none of that. She’s 25, she’s Brazilian and she has balls bigger than most of the guys, not just in the ocean either, posing naked for photographs that’ll be seen by millions takes some doing, but im sure you guys out there are glad she did, right?
“It’s okay to stare,” says ESPN. “That’s what The Body Issue is here for. Each year, we stop to admire the vast potential of the human form. To unapologetically stand in awe of the athletes who’ve pushed their physiques to profound frontiers. To imagine how it would feel to inhabit those bodies, to leap and punch and throw like a god. To … well, gawk. So go ahead; join us.”
Maya Gabeira was photographed by Francesco Carrozzini, duck-diving and paddling.
“Most women are afraid of being too strong,” she told ESPN. “When you surf, your muscles get bigger, especially your shoulders. But this sport is great because it’s so aerobic that it doesn’t make you bulky. My board can weigh up to 20 pounds. To be strapped onto a 20-pound board when you’re going 40 or 50 mph is an incredible feeling.”
Here is the footage of Maya Gabeira surfing naked