Champion big wave surfer Maya Gabeira spends a lot of her time in the ocean. Since learning to surf at the age of 14, Maya has developed a close connection to the ocean and its marine life. While traveling the world looking for the biggest break, Maya has first-hand experience with the amazing life the ocean contains, and why it’s so important to protect it.
The ocean covers over 70 percent of the earth and as Maya knows, it’s home to countless species of fish, dolphins, whales, sea turtles, corals and more. But the ocean and all the life it supports are constantly threatened by pollution, oil spills, overfishing, and habitat destruction. But we can turn the tide and restore ocean abundance, it’s not too late.
Join Oceana and Maya, and help the oceans catch a break.
For champion big wave surfer Maya Gabeira, connecting with the oceans is part of the job: "I've spent a lot of time in the ocean since then. I get to share that environment with all the animals - turtles, sharks, fish, everything that lives there. It's crazy not to protect it."
You can also check out an extended look at what motivates champion big wave surfer Maya Gabeira to help protect the oceans.