The 25 Hottest Surfers and Wakeboarders

Scott HowardContributor IApril 20, 2011

The 25 Hottest Surfers and Wakeboarders

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    Surfers and wakeboarders just have a certain attitude that makes them cool. They're laid-back, spend half their lives on the beach and end every sentence with "brah."

    The ladies of the surfing and wakeboarding world are no exception, as their attitude combines with their hotness to form some sort of super hottie.

    Of course, it doesn't hurt that they run around in swimsuits all day.

    With that said, here is the list of the 25 hottest surfers and wakeboarders.

25. Sage Erickson

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    Sage is a 20-year-old surfer who was raised between Ojai, California and the famous North Shore of Oahu.

    She's obviously taken some model photos, but she's no slouch on a surfboard either. She won the 2007 bronze medal at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in Portugal.

Sage in Action

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    Sage Erickson rips a wave at an event in Huntington Beach, CA.

24. Cathy Williams

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    Cathy Williams is one of the pioneers of women's wakeboarding, and she retired at the ripe age of 27.

    She doesn't have a lot of pictures out there, but here's a video where you can clearly see her hotness on display.

23. Bruna Schmitz

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    This Brazilian hottie has taken the surfing world by storm. She qualified for the ASP Women's World Championship tour in 2009 as an 18-year-old.

    She was only the third South American to make the tour and has been romantically linked to French surfer Jeremy Flores.

    Since other surfers love her, that gives her instant credibility.

22. Laura Enever

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    This Australian surfing hottie made her debut as an 18-year-old in 2009.

    Since then she's been following in the footsteps of her mentor, Lisa Andersen. She may not have hit it big yet, but she's already one of the hottest surfers in the world.

Laura in Action

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    Laura Enever rides in one of her Junior competitions.

21. Layne Beachley

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    Okay, so she may not be the most traditionally "hot" girl on the list, but she has something that most of these other girls don't: skills.

    She's won seven World Championships, including six straight from 1998-2003. She was also the first woman ever invited to a men's tournament.

    Okay, now look at the picture again. See? Hotter?

20. Coco Ho

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    All jokes about her last name aside (Google "Coco Ho" and you may find several pictures of Ice-T's wife in different states of undress), Coco is one of the top young surfers out there.

    The Hawaiian comes from an extensive surfing family where two of her uncles and her brother are all pro surfers.

    You know how protective surfers are of their turf, so imagine how protective they are of Coco.

Coco in Action

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    These girls aren't just hot—they're seriously athletic. I consider myself a pretty good athlete, and when I tried to start surfing a few years ago, it was an utter disaster.

    The amount of balance, strength and timing it takes to be an elite surfer is pretty remarkable.

19. Keala Kennelly

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    Keala Kennelly is a professional surfer who made the leap into acting as well. She started off by starring in a surfing documentary called 7 Girls in 2001.

    She also played herself in the most famous female surfing movie of all time, Blue Crush, before costarring in the short-lived, extremely strange HBO show John from Cincinnati.

    Keala definitely has that "I'm a tough chick, but I'm also hot" thing going that really works in the surfing world.

18. Stephanie Gilmore

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    This Australian surfer has won four consecutive Women's ASP World Tour Championships, from 2007-2010.

    Success definitely makes a girl hotter, but Gilmore doesn't need much help in that department.

Stephanie in Action

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    The rules of physics dictate that this shouldn't be possible.

    Stephanie Gilmore says otherwise.

17. Megan Abubo

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    Growing up in Hawaii, surfing was second nature to Abubo, who joined the professional tour in 1998.

    She was runner-up for the world championship in 2000, and she has been on the tour ever since, winning five titles in the process.

16. Sally Fitzgibbons

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    Another Australian surfing hottie, the 20-year-old Fitzgibbons is a fresh face on the women's surfing scene.

    She was the fastest ever to qualify for the ASP World Tour, and she's looking to replace good friend Stephanie Gilmore as the world's No. 1 female surfer.

    Fitzgibbons definitely has the focus, as she is famous for being totally sober. In fact, she's never taken a drink in her life.

    Now that's dedication.

15. Daize Shayne

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    Daize is a California native that does everything you would expect out of a California girl. She surfs, sings and models.

    She's a two-time longboarding champion, so she definitely has the ability. We enjoy all of her talents, but I'd have to say I have a personal preference for the modeling side of things.

14. Serena Brooke

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    Serena Brooke was one of the best surfers of her time, winning Women's Rookie of the Year in 1995.

    She also held the No. 1 ranking in the world for a period of time in 2001 and achieved a No. 2 ranking twice more.

    Serena doesn't spend as much time surfing anymore, but she sure looks good when she does.

13. Emily Copeland Durham

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    Emily Copeland Durham is a member of Team Nautique, and she has apparently won every women's wakeboarding competition at some point in her career.

    Emily keeps a strict diet and training program...and it definitely shows.

Emily in Action

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    For those of you that aren't familiar with wakeboarding...the competitors are upside down a lot.

    Emily Copeland Durham shows you how it's done.


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12. Lani Doherty

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    Lani recently turned 18, so there's no reason to feel guilty. She's a young up-and-coming surfer who's been on a board as long as she can remember.

    The Maui native grew up in a surfing family, and she was a member of the USA Surf Team in 2009.

11. Monyca Byrne-Wickey

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    Monyca, in addition to having a uniquely spelled first name, is a surfer from the Hana side of Maui. She's been romantically linked to male surfer Ola Eleogram.

10. Jenny Useldinger

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    Jenny Useldinger is a professional surfer and will be appearing in the soon-to-be released documentary Isolated.

    It's got to be great for these hot surfers who always have a career in modeling or television waiting for them—and we're right there to watch them.

9. Dallas Friday

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    I don't know a lot about wakeboarders, but if I imagined one, her name would definitely be Dallas Friday.

    The name screams "outdoor sports," and her body screams "I want to watch."

    Not only is she hot, but she's also good. The former gymnast has won an X Games silver medal and has an ESPY on her mantle.

8. Karina Petroni

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    Standing at nearly six feet tall, Karina Petroni could easily be mistaken for a supermodel. In fact, she's one of the best surfers in the world.

    She finished second to Stephanie Gilmore at the 2007 US Open of Surfing and finished 15th on the tour in 2008.

7. Erica Hosseini

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    Hosseini has made the popular transition from professional surfer to bikini model. I mean, it's only natural.

    Don't get confused though: Hosseini is a surfer first. She's won numerous titles, including placing first at the Volcom Championships in 2008.

    But still...let's hope she sticks with the modeling.

6. Christa Alves

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    This 21-year-old Florida native turns heads on the beach and on her surfboard. She won two Junior titles in 2006 and 2008, and she's also won some distinctions for her beauty.

    She's been featured in's Top 10 Female Surfer list and was a finalist for TransWorld SURF's 2009 model search.

5. Alana Blanchard

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    This 21-year-old has gained fame for both her surfing and her hotness, as she was named "the hottest surfer in the world" by TW Surf.

    Blanchard is also famous for being with fellow surfer Bethany Hamilton when she was attacked by a shark and lost her arm.

    Blanchard and her father helped get Hamilton to the hospital after she lost about three liters of blood.

    A saint, a good surfer and a hottie? Sounds like the total package.

Alana in Action

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    Alana looks just as good surfing as she does modeling. A rare talent.

4. Malia Jones

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    I'm not going to lie: Malia Jones is probably the biggest reason why I made this list in the first place. Jones has mixed ethnicity but was born in California and raised in Hawaii.

    Her surfing career wasn't spectacular, but it put her in the spotlight, and she turned that into a pretty lucrative modeling career.

    Jones can be found on many lists of the hottest female athletes...with good reason.

3. Hailey and Sierra Partridge

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    Okay, so maybe each should have her own entry, but how could I split up twin sisters that do everything together, including surfing and walking the dog?

    What's not to love about these two? They surf, they model and, of course, they're seriously hot. And there's two of them!

2. Maeghan Major

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    Maeghan Major is another name that screams wakeboarding. Her refusal to spell her name in the conventional way displays her non-conformist attitude.

    Major has to her name. She is the Guinness Book of Records co-record holder for "most major wakeboarding titles held at one time" (the people at Guinness are getting pretty desperate).

    She was also, according to her website, the first woman to land a "tootsie roll, switch crowmobe, and tantrum to blind in competition."

    I don't know what any of that means, but I assume it's pretty good.

Maeghan in Action

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    Yeah. That's just ridiculous.


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1. Anastasia Ashley

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    How could a girl named Anastasia Ashley not be hot? We don't know the answer, because this girl is absolutely smokin'.

    I'm not sure how good of a surfer she is, but she is definitely good at taking pictures in a bikini.


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Anastasia in Action

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    Is it just me or does that look like the coolest thing on Earth? And these girls actually get paid to do this.

    For a girl to be able to look that good in a bikini and also do this? It's just not fair.