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Maya and the Beast

Maya Gabeira

Warwick’s, in partnership with La Jolla Riford Library, presents
Maya Gabeira

Maya and the Beast

Friday, August 5, 2022 - 4:30pm PDT

La Jolla Riford Library
7555 Draper Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037
Maya and the Beast
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On Friday, August 5th at 4:30am at La Jolla Riford Library Warwick’s, in partnership with La Jolla Riford Library, will host Maya Gabeira as she discusses and signs her new book, Maya and the Beast. Maya Gabeira is a Brazilian big-wave surfer, best known for setting the 2018 Guinness World Record for biggest wave ever surfed by a woman and then breaking her own record in 2020 with a wave of 73.5 feet, the biggest surfed by anyone - male or female - that year. As an ESPY Award winner and seven-time World Surf League Big Wave Award winner, Gabeira is one of the most influential surfers of all time. She is also passionately committed to and a fierce advocate for restoring the world's oceans. She lives in Nazare, Portugal.

This is a fairy tale of big waves and even bigger courage, inspired by the personal story of professional surfer Maya Gabeira, who smashed records and gender stereotypes

Young Maya is shy and often feels fragile and scared because of her asthma, except when she's in the water - it's the one place where she feels strong. While everyone else in her town is scared of "the Beast," the giant wave heard all around the world as it crashes into the shoreline, Maya finds the noise comforting, the curves of the wave soothing. If she could only tame it, then everyone could see all the beauty it has to offer. With a pink surfboard and a determined heart, Maya will be the first girl to meet the Beast head-on.

Professional surfer Maya Gabeira, known for surfing Guinness World Record-breaking big waves, shares her story of resilience, defying expectations of women in sports, and daring to achieve the impossible. Beautifully illustrated by Ramona Kaulitzki, Maya and the Beast is an empowering reminder that every fear can be conquered and every Beast can be tamed.

Maya and the Beast By Maya Gabeira, Ramona Kaulitzki (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Maya Gabeira, Ramona Kaulitzki (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781419760006
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2022