"Little surfer, little one..."
The Beach Boys may have wished they all could be California Girls, but when it comes to the sexy lady surfers in the world, they can literally come from anywhere. Wherever the waves are pumping, you can bet there will be quite a few lovely ladies doing more than "standing by the ocean's roar". And rest assured they will be looking gorgeous while they do it. Here is just a small sample of some of the hottest surfer girls currently ripping it up.
Often referred to as the hottest woman in surfing, Alana Blanchard has the skills to match her beauty. Born in Hanalei, HI on the island of Kauai, Alana learned to surf at age 4, taught by her father, and began competing before she was ten years old. Alana's goal is to someday win a world title and if her current accomplishments and awards are any indication, it is a goal that is well within her reach.
At age 11, Erica Hosseini began surfing and two years later was entering competitions. She did not do well her first year, never making it out of the first round. But her second year she began winning events and entered her first professional surfing competition, the Foster's Cup, while still only 14 years old. She ended up coming in second, breaking the world record for youngest surfer to ever make the finals in an Association of Surfing Professional sponsored event.
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Maya Gabeira is one of the top big wave riders in the world and is considered to hold the record for the largest wave ever ridden by a female, a 45-foot wave off the coast of South Africa at the Dungeons, a popular surf spot for big wave riders. She has also won, among other awards, the Billabong Girls Best Overall Performance Award four years in a row (2007-2010).
Monyca Byrne Wickey
From the rain forest village of Hana, HI on the island of Maui comes the incredibly beautiful Monyca Byrne Wickey. She began surfing at age 6, started competing at 11 and has been sponsored by Nike since age 14. Reportedly an excellent student, Monyca is also an accomplished hula dancer, but surprisingly has expressed no interest in turning pro.
Bruna Schmitz is a professional surfer from Brazil who has won numerous competitions and titles and has surfed at top locations around the world. She began surfing at age 9 and by 2005, at age 14, she joined the Roxy California Surf Team and in 2009 she joined the Women’s World Championship Tour. Bruna's German-Brazilian ancestry certainly gives her a unique beauty that has captivated surfing fans around the world.
Sage Erickson is another California girl and she developed her surfing skills in the Ventura and Santa Barbara surf with the help of her older brother and fellow professional surfer, Noah Erickson. In addition to many other wins and high place finishes, Sage was the 2010 Women's US Open of Surfing Pro Jr. Champion.
Californian Anastasia Ashley was born in Los Angeles and began competing in surfing competitions at age 7 after beginning to surf two years prior. She has numerous awards and achievements including being named the Association of Professional Surfer’s Triple Crown Rookie of the Year as well as winning women's championships in both the National Scholastic Surfing Association and the Pro Surf Tour of America. She has also been nominated for Sexiest Vegetarian Alive.
Sofia Mulanovichis a world champion surfer from Lima, Peru. She began surfing at a young age and was trained by Peruvian legend Magoo de la Rosa once she began competing. Sofia made it onto the Association of Surfing Professionals Women’s World Championship Tour her second year in pro competition and then went on a few years later to win the championship at the young age of 21.
Yoko Furuichi is a professional surfer in Japan and began surfing while in college. Born in Tokyo, this Asian beauty has quickly made a name for herself in the Japanese Professional Surf Association. It is difficult to find much information on Yoko though there seem to be plenty of websites that feature her -- all in Japanese! But it is certain that she has both skills and beauty and that is always a winning combination!
French beauty Pandora Decoster is the gorgeous granddaughter of Gérard Decoster, a well-known surf-loving artist. She has already demonstrated great longboard skills though relatively new to the sport. She is definitely considered one of the rising stars of the surfing world and is also an outspoken supporter of non-toxic cosmetics.
Choose a Babe of the Waves
Leonorable from Los Angeles, California, USA on June 13, 2012:
Sigh...when will women actually be recognized primarily for their ability and not the way they look? I'm guessing this wasn't written by a woman.
Deni on November 12, 2011:
Maya Gabeira!!!!! Very personality!
Moondoggie on January 26, 2011:
That was about the hardest decision I ever had to make. What a bunch of babes!
Stef Verheyen from Belgium (Europe) on January 06, 2011:
Damn, i need to start surfing asap!