Australian surfer Laura Enever, 31, recently accomplished a remarkable feat by paddling into the largest wave ever ridden by a woman in the Himalayas at Oahu, Hawaii. The wave measured an impressive 13.3 meters, setting a new record for women in the sport.

Laura Enever, who started her surfing journey at the age of 11 in Sydney, received official recognition from Guinness World Records in Narrabeen. After triumphing in junior competitions, she spent seven years competing in the World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour. Enever, a well-known surfer, fearlessly paddled into an unprecedented wave, describing it as the most significant in her surfing career. The remarkable achievement was documented on video, which was crucial for the validation of the record. Jessi Miley-Dyer, WSL’s chief of sport, praised Enever’s courage and dedication, and Layne Beachley, a seven-time world surfing champion, commended the accomplishment, highlighting the extraordinary nature of paddling into such a massive wave. Enever’s journey in surfing, spanning seven seasons on the World Surf League championship tour, demonstrates not only her personal triumph but also the progress of female big-wave surfers in breaking barriers. Enever’s achievement stands as an inspiration for future generations of female surfers, urging them to explore new frontiers in this exhilarating sport.