Surfer Joana Andrade to fight for next Guinness record

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 23-01-2019 08:23:00 · 0 Comments
Surfer Joana Andrade to fight for next Guinness record

Portugal's big wave surfer Joana Andrade said on Tuesday that she dreams of beating the female world record clinched by Maya Gabeira in Praia do Norte, Nazaré, Portugal.

Andrade told Lusa News Agency that one of her aims was to beat Gabeira's record in Nazaré as well as surpassing Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa's record.

However, Andrade has suffered an injury during the current big wave season in Nazaré, which ends at the end of March, and will have to wait until next season, which will take place between 1 October and 31 March 2020.

Andrade, who was nominated by Portugal's XXL big wave awards in 2015 thanks to a wave she caught at Praia do Norte, is the main character in a documentary called "Big vs. small" by Finnish filmmaker Minna Dufton, which was presented at the residency of Finland's ambassador in Portugal, Tarja Laitiainen.

Dufton said Andrade was fascinated by Andrade's story because she was a small woman only one and a half metres tall surfing enormous waves, and that the documentary aimed at highlighting the role of women in big waves and inspiring other women to follow their dreams.


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