Maria Souza is a big-wave surfer and cloth designer.
She is well-known as an ex-wife of American big -wave surfer, Laird Hamilton, who is co-inventor of tow-in-surfing and occasional action-sports model.
Laird Hamilton modeling career
When Laird was 16 years, he left his high school to pursue a career in modeling.
Luckily, when he was 17, he was clicked by a photographer from the Italian Men's Box Magazine L'Vomo Vogue.
This unknowingly done photoshoot helped him to grabbed the Modeling Contract, and in 1983, he got photoshoot with actress Brooke Shields.
Not only modeling, but he was also featured in the movie, such as 'North Shore' and 'Moving Target.' He was last seen in 'The Descendants' and 'Point Break.'
He is even seen as a guest's appearance in shows and documentaries such as 'Riding Giants,' 'Water Man, 'Spirit of Evolution' and many others.
Wiki: Early and present career
Maria used to do gymnastics before she was introduced to surfing when she was 13. Since then, she is following this profession passionately.
She is the first woman to low-in to the powerful waves of Peahi, Maui, which is also known as Jaws. She is trained with almost all types of surfing.
She used to train people in tow-in- surfing, foil surfing, windsurfing, kite-boarding, Hawaiian Canoe, tandem surfing, and stand-up paddle.
Now she is specialized and can provide training on Stand-up paddling, SUP Downwind, SUP surfing, SUP yoga, SUP racing, and big wave surfing.
Along with surfing, yoga, and paddling, she is also a physical and emotional therapist and personal trainer for athletes.
Additionally, she also joined college for a marketing lesson and a designer of a line of ocean wear.
Unsuccessful married life
Although Maria has a successful career, she remained unsuccessful in handling her married life. She was married to Laird Hamilton in 1992.
The couple enjoyed their married life together for three years. After that, they parted away and have their divorce in 1995.
After her first unsuccessful married life, she was not seen with anyone.
Nor there are any rumors of her linkage to another man. Thus, she decided not to get married again.
Next wedding with a Volleyball player
Although Maria does not look for a next man, Laird has found a new love to cherish his life.
Now, he is with Gabrielle Reece, who is an American professional volleyball player, sports announcer, and actress.
Apart from playing career, she is a fashion model and promoter of the brand such as Ebel sportwave, Nike sportswear, Dannon Light, eBags.com, and Pure Via.
The couple held their wedding nuptials on November 30, 1997.
The ex-husband is a great surfer
Before entering the modeling world, Maria's husband, Laird, was already an established surfer.
In 1990, Laird made headlines as the first surfer to compete in a 360-degree loop while strapped to his board.
Her husband is regarded as a great surfer of all time because of his regular surfing at 35 feet tall and with a speed of 30 miles an hour.
But he takes surfing as an artistic work instead of having a professional career on it.
He was reluctant to compete in surfing contests as he was fed up watching politics going on in the surfing contest and the random luck of waves in organized Championship.
He is even recognized as the inventor of the foil board, which helped the surfer to perform better in the water.
There is not any detailed information regarding the income and net worth of Maria Souza. However, the net worth of Laird is available, and as follows:
Children and height
Maria and Laird are blessed with one child from their togetherness. Their daughter is Izabella Hamilton.
She has two other step-children Reece Viola Hamilton and Brody Jo Hamilton.
- There is not any information regarding her height.
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