As part of their annual Body Issue, ESPN The Magazine featured photos of one very nude Coco Ho surfing in Hawaii. Since 2009, the magazine has been running tastefully shot nudes of some of the world’s most esteemed athletes, including Olympians, football players, and soccer stars.
ESPN has been doing “The Body Issue” for a while, and even though there is a very obvious and in-your-face sexuality about it, they have somehow been able to preserve the integrity of the collection as, above all, a bare-all exhibit of sorts for raw athleticism, stripped of uniforms and equipment.
Located on the southern end of Tahiti and widely considered the “heaviest wave in the world,” it’s safe to say that Teahupo‘o isn’t for the faint of heart. And with some of the best surfers in the world trying to get in on the action, it’s hardly a place where you’d expect to see a teenage girl on the wave of the day—but that’s exactly what happened this past May, when Malibu, California’s Frankie Harrer took a trip down to French Polynesia.
Surfing every day, always on the move, a perma-tan, endless supplies of clothes and new boards…. It all sounds pretty sweet to be a female pro surfer, eh? But it doesn’t come without hard work.
Courtney Conlogue fought back tears, while explaining the injury that forced her to withdraw from the Rip Curl Women’s Pro Bells Beach.
It’s not every day Australian surfer Sally Fitzgibbons steps outside her comfort zone of the hot sun and big waves at the beach. But while her competitors are enjoying the off-season and summer, the 23-year-old was filmed honing her skills in Nova Scotia – where temperatures were -4C and wintery winds were blowing at more than 130km/h.
One of Indonesia’s best known female surfers – Diah Rahayu has just extended her commitment to being part of the Rip Curl team for another two years. Diah who comes from Legian, Bali, first made her debut in the Asian Surfing Championships in 2008 going onto complete every year eventually getting her best result when she came in runner-up position for the Asian Surfing Championship’s in 2011.
Alessa Quizon, Courtney Conlogue, Ellie Jean Coffey, Felicity Palmateer, Frankie Harrer, Justine Dupont, Laura Enever, and Stephanie Single shred the tropical shores of Sumbawa, Indonesia.
Anastasia Ashley stars in the 2014 swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, and this time it includes Ashley, part-time pro surfer, full-time model. She’s included as one of three athletes; U.S. soccer star Alex Morgan and WNBA standout Skylar Diggins are the other two.
GQ Brasil has just revealed a behind-the-scenes clip from a shoot with big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira. The Brazilian bombshell and big wave surfer leaves just the right amount up to the imagination in this little clip from GQ Brazil. Sorry for the lack of surf clips, but you’ll have to complain to GQ about that.