Surfer Maya Gabeira has book deal with children’s publisher

  • Surfer Maya Gabeira from Brazil rides a wave during the Nazare Tow Challenge big wave surfing competition at Praia do Norte, or North Beach, in Nazare, Portugal, Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)

  • This combination photo shows cover art for the children's book "Maya and the Beast," left, and a portrait of author and surfer Maya Gabeira. (Abrams Books via AP, left, and Ana Catarina via AP)

NEW YORK — One of the world’s greatest big-wave surfers, Brazil’s Maya Gabeira, has embarked on a kid-friendly adventure.