Summer, we hate to see you go, but we love to watch you leave… For our farewell ode to warm weather and lazy-days, here are the current hottest women of surfing. As the wave competition still snaps on for these ladies in hotter locales, these top athletes prove that the end of our favorite season has never looked better.
Malia Manuel, 20 years old, Kauai, Hawaii, Rank #5 [in 2014 ASP World Tour] On her surfboards, you'll find her own Hawaiian/ Polynesian hand-painted inscription of the word "Kaunu," which means "passion" in Hawaiian.
Anastasia Ashley, 27 years old, San Clemente, CA, Rank #58, Calling her a surfing prodigy isn't far off: She'd won more than 200 amateur events by age 16. Her last win: 2013 2nd Women's Pipeline Pro.
Alana Blanchard, 24 years old, Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii, Rank #17. She may be the world's most popular surfer girl, and her rep for teeniest bikini doesn't stop her for shredding with the best. She hasn't even nabbed an ASP World Tour title yet, but she's still top 20 in the world.
Maud Le Car, 22 years old, Capbreton, France, 2014 OS Rank # 12, If there's an ultimate French je ne sais quoi, this pro surfer/artist has it. She characterized her surf style as radical and engaged—sometimes a little bit aggressive.
Sally Fitzgibbons – 23 years old, Geroa, NSW, Australia, Rank #2 The all-around athlete and 2011 ASP Surfer's Surfer is always smiling. And with a long list of wins and top-2 contender status for this year's ASP World Championship Tour, we would be too.
Catherine Clark, 21 years old, Ventura CA, Rank #187, You may've seen former Billabong model and current Reef model and pro free surfer on billboards. But she’s also an artist and singer.
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Courtney Conlogue – 22 years old, Santa Ana, CA, Rank #10 "Lil Flip," as she's known, often puts in six-hour marathon surf session to be at her best come competition day, pushing her into the top 10 in her first year.
Alessa Quizon – 20, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, Rank #14 The World Tour surfer rookie is proving a force to be reckoned with, but when it comes to a bikini or one-piece swimsuit, she says, " I love my teeny tiny Billabong bikinis."
Kelia Moniz – 21 years old, Oahu Hawaii, Kelia is crushing her bucket list and carving her place in surfing history, as the ASP Women's Longboard Champion two years in a row.
Maya Gabeira – 27 years old, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Rank N/A Not even a nasty big-wave wipeout at Nazare in Portugal can take her down for long. Maya Gabeira is unapologetic about takes chances.
Sage Erickson – 23 years old, Ventura, California, Rank N/A Though she had a rocky 2013 season, her goal is to get back on tour and stay there. As she said to ASP: "Things are looking bright for me this year, so I'm going to be persistent in everything I'm doing and have that same perspective that anything we put our mind to we can achieve. Whether people believe in you or don't!"
Quincy Davis – 19 years old, Montauk, New York, Rank #29, The surfer and Volcom fashion designer splits her time between her hometown in Montauk and Rincon, Puerto Rico, in "hopes of one day qualifying for the Women’s WCT World Tour."
Erica Hosseini – 27 years old, Newport Beach, California, Rank #102, From surf to snow, Erica has played every sport imaginable, but the 2012 WCT champ didn't get her own surfboard and start surfing until age 11. Her favorite food: sushi, nach’, and Fro-Yo.
Ellie-Jean Coffey – 19 years old Coolangatta, Australia, Rank #17, This Instagram queen (more than 233K followers is unapologetic about showing some skin and believes personal happiness IS an achievable thing.
Bruna Schmitz – 24 years old, Brazil, Rank #88, In a Roxy interview the Brazilian blonde said, "I'm living the dream."
Bree Kleintop, 20 years old, San Clemente, California, According to her O'Neill Girls profile: "During her down time she practices yoga, and you can always find her outdoors doing something fun whether it be paddleboarding, hiking, or playing a game of basketball with the boys."
Tyler Wright, 20 years old, Lennox Head, New South Wales, Australia, Rank #3, The top-raked beauty is giving other top female surfers a true dose of competition, standing incredibly strong in this year’s ASP World Tour.
Carissa Moore, 22 years old, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii, Rank #1, The champ says on her blog, "Real beauty is beauty in action, not beauty that sits on the sidelines of life, worried it will run or get messed up."
Coco Ho – 23 years old, Sunset Beach, Oahu, Hawaii, Rank #10, Earning her first sponsor at the age of 8, the fan favorite says about her surfing style: “When I surf I keep things natural and graceful and never try to force anything."
Stephanie GIlmore, 26 years old, Coolangatta, Australia, Rank #4, The 5x ASP World Tour Champ always rises to the top. On continuing to compete the surf star says she still gets nervous, but when she gets down to the beach something clicks, and she says "Winning is what I'm going to do today."
Laura Enever – 22 years old, North Narrabeen, Australia, Rank #9, This top-ranked Aussie beauty firmly believes that trials can turn to triumphs, and she takes that determination to the waves and to competition.