Point Carrew, Yakutat, AK, 2008

Gabeira's sponsorships with Red Bull and Billabong are noteworthy because they're considerable by the standards of professional women's surfing. These resources allow her to do something that is almost unheard of for female big wave surfers: chase swells around the world with the jet skis and team support necessary for tow-in surfing. Needless to say, Alaskan discoveries like this aren't an option for many of her peers. (Tony Harrington/Red Bull Photofiles)