Meet the North Shore’s Underground Big Wave Chargers You (Probably) Never Knew Of

Meet the North Shore’s Underground Big Wave Chargers You (Probably) Never Knew Of

Others come every winter for the waves like the rest of the surf world: Silvia Nabuco, Raquel Heckert, Nicole Pacelli are just a few.

She learned to surf at the age of twelve and from the moment she stood up on a board for the first time she decided she would never stop surfing.

Raquel Heckert is new to the North Shore, but coming up surfing heavy shorebreak back in Brazil, this is like a second home.

Her favorite wave is Waimea Bay and that is where you can typically find her, either training on the beach, rock running, swimming, free diving or surfing huge waves.

Brittany moved to the North Shore of Oahu in 2005 where she learned to surf.

Everyone that is someone in surfing heads to the North Shore every winter.  It’s the place pros calls home for a few months of the year.

Polly and Silvia met 4 years ago on a winter at the North Shore of Oahu.

Silvia Nabuco was a professional cyclist and triathlete, when she finished with her career as a triathlete, she decided to learn to surf.

But there isn’t as much chatter about the women taking their own place the lineup;  the big wave chargers that surf alongside those pros in even the biggest swells. Who are they?

For the first couple years she would only surf on the weekends because São Paulo (her hometown) is two hours from the ocean.

Read more here: The Inertia

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