Halloween Swell, Teahupoo, Tahiti, 2007

The only other woman in the conversation when it comes to the largest waves ever surfed by a woman at Teahupoo is Keala Kennelly. Kennelly's bomb from a May, 2005 swell was an iconic moment that transcended the surf world. Within days of the swell, images of her wave were shown on CNN's billboard in Times Square. Comparing her wave to Gabeira's is pointless—they're both singular achievements. (Tim Mckenna/Red Bull Photofiles)