- Maya Gabeira
- 22.4 metre(s)
- Portugal ()
The largest wave surfed (unlimited) by a female is 22.4 m (73.5 ft), and was achieved by Maya Gabeira (Brazil), in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal, on 11 February 2020.
Gabeira’s record-setting wave measured 73.5 feet, besting her own previous World Record, 68 feet. She broke the record at the infamous big-wave surf break, Praia do Norte in Nazaré, Portugal, on February 11, 2020, as part of the WSL’s inaugural Nazaré Tow Surfing Challenge event.