Australian surfer Laura Enever, aged 31, achieved the largest wave ever paddled into by a woman at the Himalayas in Oahu, Hawaii. The 13.3-meter wave, which reached just one foot, was a feat that sets a new record for women in the sport.

Enever, an 11-year-old surfer, was officially recognized by Guinness World Records in Narrabeen, Sydney, where she began her journey at 11. After winning junior competitions, she competed in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour for seven years. Enever, a renowned surfer, swam into an unparalleled wave, describing it as the most significant she has ever ridden. The experience was captured on video, proving crucial for record verification. WSL’s chief of sport, Jessi Miley-Dyer, praised her fearlessness and commitment. Additionally, seven-time world surfing champion Layne Beachley commended Enever’s accomplishment, emphasizing the extraordinary nature of paddling into such a colossal wave. Enever’s impressive journey in surfing began with seven seasons on the World Surf League championship tour. Enever, a renowned big wave surfer, was set to compete in the Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational. However, she and a friend decided to venture to the more challenging Outer Reef, where the deep ocean meets the shallower sea floor, showcasing her skills in the thrilling sport. The significance of Enever’s achievement goes beyond the record itself. She acknowledges the trailblazing female big-wave surfers who paved the way for her, particularly Andrea Moller, whose record she now holds. Enever’s triumph serves as an inspiration for the next generation of female surfers, encouraging them to push the boundaries of this exhilarating sport even further.