Laird Hamilton: “Maya Gabeira doesn’t have the skills to be in these kinds of conditions.”


This week’s BIG news story: Maya Gabeira’s near death wipeout in monster surf at Nazare took an extra twist tonight with the godfather of big wave surfing Laird Hamilton saying:

Maya Gabeira doesn’t have the skills to be in these kinds of conditions. She shouldn’t be in this kind of surf.

He was also pretty mean about the world’s most eligible batchelor Carlos Burle who saved Maya Gabeira’s life before surfing one of the biggest waves ever surfed, though according to Laird “he didn’t quite make it…”. Not the most classy chat from Laird or very helpful, but Carlos Burle is still our hero anyways and Maya’s we’re guessing too. More importantly what do you think? Tell us below or at

Watch Laird’s video interview at Network A

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