More images from Courtney Conlogue’s ESPN Body 2016 shoot have dropped, featuring the women’s world number one surfer pulling into a Tahiti barrel, nude.
Training to become the top-ranked surfer in the world isn’t exactly a day at the beach. The 23-year-old American surfer Courtney Conlogue talks to Body Issue reporter Morty Ain about her long hours in the gym, learning to hold her breath underwater and trying to compete with Mother Nature.
Laird Hamilton and his pro volleyball player wife, Gabby Reece, paddleboarding naked for ESPN magazine’s annual Body Issue. After the shoot, the pair sat down to talk about how they’ve managed to stay in such great shape as they’ve aged.
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.
This week, ESPN Magazine brings us the fourth annual “Body Issue” and the ever lovely Maya Gabeira stripped down for the cause.
“It’s daunting for female surfers to match the image of being a tan, fit beach girl in a bikini, so posing naked for these photos was liberating, and helped me stop stressing about my insecurities.” — Stephanie Gilmore