Top Female Surfers

The life of a surfer isn’t just about bleached blond hair and overusing the word “dude.” While the stereotypical surfer is laid back, the extreme sport of surfing includes riding some dangerously big waves at high speeds.The male surfers have generally performed better on the tides, but it’s the females that have attracted more eyes to the sport. After all, what red-blooded male doesn’t like to watch sexy female surfers prep on the beach and get wet in her bikini?Female surfers have done a much better job at crossing over into the mainstream media. From movies to magazines to television, the female surfers are the ones responsible for catching the attention of casual fans.

Here’s a list of the top female surfers that caught our eye.

Nikki van Dijk

Nikki van Dijk (born 28 November 1994) is an Australian professional surfer. She competes in the World Surf League.

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Van Dijk won the women’s world junior title in 2012 in Bali. In 2013 she competed in the Association of Surfing Professionals’ Qualifying Series; she ended her season by winning the Pantin Classic Galicia Pro in Spain, and qualified for the ASP Women’s Championship Tour. As a rookie, van Dijk finished 13th on the 2014 Women’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
As of March 2015, van Dijk continues to compete at the highest level of the sport. She is currently on tour with the World Surf League, the successor to the ASP tour.In May 2015 she get her best result in a WSL CT competition in Fiji, moving into quarters.
At the same time she is on tour, she compete some Qualifying Series events. In June 2015 she won Los Cabos Open of Surfing at Zippers beach.

Tatiana Weston-Webb

Hey everyone! I’m Tatiana and I am a surfer from the island of Kaua’i. Currently qualified for 2015 WCT of surfing! Loving every minute!
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She was born in Brazil and raised on the island of Kaua’i, Hawaii. She has one older brother named Troy. She loves to surf and have a good time! She dreams of being on the World Tour for Womens Surfing soon! She stunt-doubled on the set of SOUL SURFER for Bethany Hamilton.

Laura Enever

Laura Enever is an Australian professional surfer. Enever was the ASP Women’s World Junior Champion in 2009. She made her professional debut in 2011.
As of March 2015, Enever competes at the highest level of professional surfing, touring with the World Surf League. She finished 10th in final standings for the 2014 Women’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour.
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Born 14 November 1991 (age 23) in Sydney, Australia.
Nickname is Lauzy.
Residence in Sydney, Australia
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)

Keely Andrew

I am a 19 year old competitive surfer from the Sunshine Coast. I love to play every and any sport, but surfing wins every time. 2014 is my second year on the WQS series and my final year on the Pro Junior Series. A World Title on both the Junior Series and WCT is the ultimatum.

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Results

13th Roxy Pro WCT, Snapper Rocks (2014)
5th Port Taranaki Pro WQS, New Zealand (2014)
5th Chain Resources Women’s Pro Junior, New Zealand (2014)
9th Australian Open of Surfing WQS, Manly (2014)
13th Hunter Ports Women’s Classic WQS, Newcastle (2014)
1st Piping Hot Surf Festival Pro Junior, Bells Beach (2014)
3rd Australian Open of Surfing Pro Junior, Manly (2014)
3rd Vahine Pro Junior, Tahiti (2014)
3rd Swatch Girls WQS, France (2013)
13th Pantin Classic Galacia Pro WQS, Spain (2013)
2nd Maxum Pro Junior, Cronulla (2013)
5th Swatch Girls Pro Junior, France (2013)
5th Be The Influence Pro Junior, Coffs Harbour (2013)
7th ISA World Junior Surfing Titles, Panama (2012)
13th Australian Open of Surfing WQS, Manly (2012)
5th Evo Presented by Ghanda Pro Junior, Jan Juc (2012)

Paige Hareb

Hi, I’m Paige Hareb. I’m a professional surfer on the ASP World Tour. I’m from Taranaki, New Zealand and been surfing against the World’s best since 2008. This year, 2014, will be my sixth consecutive year on the World Tour and I’m more excited than ever! I’ll be competing in at least 17 events around the World including Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, America and parts of Europe. Follow my surfing adventures around the globe!

Kiwi Paige Hareb surfing in Bali, Indonesia. May 2008 (c)Jason Childs 2008

Full Name: Paige Hareb
Nickname: PGO (Paige-o)
Date of birth: 06/06/90
Hometown: Oakura, Taranaki, New Zealand
Ethnicity: Kiwi!
Height: Short! 5’6
Stance: Naturally goofy! (right foot forward)
How many boards: about 25 Mt Woodgee’s shaped by Wayne McKewen is the best shaper!
Length range: 5’4 – 7’4
Shaper: Wayne McKewen
Sponsors: Subaru, Mt Woodgee Surfboards, DHL, Seven.T Surf, Mons Royale, Sticky Feet Wax, FCS fins, Curl Magazine, Girl Surf Network (GSN), parents & family!
How did you start surfing: Dad taught me 🙂
Surfing competitively since: 2001
Competition strategy: Secret 😉 Go hard or go home!

Mahina Maeda

Mahina Maeda hadn’t planned on riding gigantic, record-setting waves. It was early November 2014, and the 16-year-old from the North Shore of Oahu had been watching the waves climb from 5 to 10 to 15 feet and higher at Nazaré, the deadly big-wave hub off the coast of Portugal.

It was almost a year, to the day, since Brazilian surfer Maya Gabeira had lost consciousness and nearly drowned at the same spot after attempting to set the world record for the biggest wave surfed by a woman.
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But Maeda was fresh off clinching the junior world title in nearby Ericeira, and was looking for something to keep up the momentum from her latest win — and something that people would remember her by.So on that day in November, Maeda’s “Uncle Garrett” — big-wave surfing legend Garrett McNamara, a close family friend — strapped her into not one, but two life vests. Then she hopped onto the back of his jet ski and rode out into the roaring surf. And after three deep cleansing breaths to “reset” herself, the teenager cascaded down her first wave and then went in for another, meatier one: a beast estimated at 30 feet.

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