10 Hottest Girls In Surfing: 2011 Edition
As the bikinis get smaller and the turns get bigger, we love where women's surfing is headed. Matter of fact, we love it so much we've gone to great lengths (and countless arguments in the office and over email) to document the 10 Hottest Girls In Surfing. But before we unveil the results, what quantifies as hot? To us is a mix of traits--you gotta surf good and look amazing doing so.
While Alana Blanchard has dominated the #1 slot for a few years now (and rightfully so) we think you'll be happy to see who landed at the top this year...and probably pissed that a few big names were left off.
10) Rosy Hodge
Hometown: East London, South Africa
If you like your girls tall, blonde, and African, behold Rosy Hodge. A ripping regularfoot who is nearly six-feet tall, Rosy has found her niche doing post heat interviews and color commentary for various ASP World Tour events. As well, Rosy recently hit the big screen when she appeared in Blue Crush 2, which was filmed in her native South Africa.
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9) Coco Ho
Hometown: Sunset Beach, Oahu
Coming from the Ho family surfing dynasty, Coco is like a princess on the North Shore. One of the fittest and most fun girls on tour, Coco is the ringleader of all the shenanigans the girls get into. Wanna get a date with her? Be cool, man. She's got the whole North Shore watching out for her.
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8. Catherine Clark
Hometown: Ventura, CA
Catherine Clark's name may not be as recognizable as the other girls on this list, but her face certainly is. This 18-year old surfer/model has been featured heavily in Billabong girls print ad campaigns the past couple of years. If you didn't know her name, consider this an introduction. As well, she grew up surfing the NSSA and Jr. Pro comps, even finishing 4th in a junior event at Sunset Beach in 2009. More than just a pretty face, Catherine's a well-rounded surfer girl.
7) Laura Enever
Hometown: North Narrabeen, Australia
Laura Enever is hot (well, duh), starred in Nike's Leave A Message (the best all girls surf flick ever), loves to dance and post her moves on the 'net, and is currently ranked 10th in the world. Do we need to give any more reasons why she made this list?
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6) Malia Manuel
Hometown: Wailua, Kauai, Hawaii
On the strength of two back-to-back six-star victories in September, Malia Manuel qualified for next years ASP Women's World Tour. Just prior to those gigantic wins, she nailed the cover of the August 2011 edition of TransWorld SURF. Coincidence? We think not. We'll take credit for her late season surge and claim the cover gave her the extra confidence to go on a tear, win two massive ASP events, and catapult her way into the big leagues. And now, she caps her year off with a spot on our list of 2011's hottest surfer girls, and very deservedly so.
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5) Sally Fitzgibbons
Hometown: New South Wales, Australia
As it stands, we are forced to leave plenty of deserving, good-looking females off this list--hot surfer girls are occupying lineups all around the globe and compiling a top 10 is no easy task. Of course, including Sally Fitzgibbons was a no brainer. Not only does she have the looks, but also the surfing ability to turn heads anywhere--both in and out of the water. Currently ranked second in the world, Sally was an easy pick.
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4) Anastasia Ashley
Hometown: San Clemente, CA./North Shore, Oahu
Under the tutelage of Jamie O'Brien, Anastasia Ashley was charging on the North Shore last winter. A win at the Women's Pipeline Pro and session at Waimea made us realize she's more than just a pretty face with a rockin' body...a feature in Playboy Magazine (below) didn't hurt either.
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3) Maya Gabeira
Hometown: Rio De Janiero, Brazil
How can such a pretty girl be so freakin' crazy when it comes to rushing huge surf? We're as baffled as the next guy--and secretly waiting to see if her top falls off after every wipeout.
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2) Alana Blanchard
Hometown: North Shore, Kauai
Alana has been at the top of this list for a few years now and we see no reason why she won't be in years to come. After falling off the women's ASP World Tour, the ripping regular foot got back on in 2011 and ended up ranked fifteenth in the world. But with those long legs, deadly smile, and ultra small bikini bottoms that the judges love, she's world #2 in our book. As well, Alana and friends had the most-viewed web clip of the year when they posted a birthday dance party clip onto youtube…see below.
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1) Monyca Byrne Wickey
Hometown: Hana, Maui
Ladies and gentlemen we have a new #1! A Hawaiian hula dancer and ripping surfer, Monyca Byrne Wickey can be spotted from billboards in LA to in-flight movie on Hawaiian Airlines. Hailing from the small town of Hana in the jungles of east Maui, Monyca's idea of a good time is to drop the tailgate at the beach and listen to Hawaiian music with her boyfriend, pro surfer Ola Elogram, who we've deemed the luckiest guy in the world.
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How could we leave ASP World Champions Stephanie Gilmore and Carissa Moore off the list? What about Brazilian babe Bruna Schmitz and Aussie knockout Ellie Jean Coffey? And where are California girls Sage Erickson and Erica Hosseini? They are all on the radar but didn't make the Top 10 cut. Shame on us! Who else did we miss? Let us know in the comment box below.