Australian Laura Enever entered the record books for the biggest wave surfed by a woman. In January this year, Laura surfed a wave measured at 13.3 meters, on the north coast of the island of Oahu, in Hawaii, and broke the record held by Brazilian Andrea Moller, of 12.8 meters. Almost ten months later, the WSL analyzed and officially certified the Australian’s brand.
Australian breaks record for biggest wave surfed by a woman
The record was recorded this Wednesday, but the wave was surfed at the beginning of the year. On January 22, the 1.68 meter Australian faced the challenge of hitting a wave eight times her size.
– I knew the wave was very big as soon as I paddled and dropped it. When I looked down, I saw that it was definitely the biggest wave I had ever caught in my life. I knew it was the wave of my life. It was a really special and monumental moment in my surfing career. Being awarded months later for this feat is really cool and I can’t even believe it – said the Australian.
In 2018, Lauren Enever went from competing on the elite WSL Championship Tour to chasing big waves and participating in WSL Big Wave events. After the record, the Australian went to big wave surfers who “paved the way” and also remembered the Brazilian Andrea Moller.
– Thank you to all the incredible women. Andrea Moller held this record and it is an honor to be able to surpass her mark and continue to evolve big wave surfing. And I know the next generation of big wave surfers will try to do the same.