Ellie-Jean Coffey might still be a teenager, but she is old enough to know that sex sells — especially when it comes to women’s surfing.
This week, ESPN Magazine brings us the fourth annual “Body Issue” and the ever lovely Maya Gabeira stripped down for the cause.
In case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a changing of the guard in women’s professional surfing. Out with the old—in with the new as the saying goes. With the new crop of talented girls coming in, we (finally) say goodbye to the Layne Beachley’s of the world and usher in Alana, Bruna, Steph and crew—more talented and definitely easy on the eyes if you catch our drift. The following list, assembled after long debates and plenty of parking lot banter, was assembled following these qualifications: does she rip? And does she look good doing so? While some are more on the rip side and others on the sexy side, we feel both sides of the spectrum are represented and did our best to not come off as total sexist pigs—not the easiest thing in the world to do for this bunch. As always, we trust you’ll rip into some pretty heated debate in the comment box, just one thing, keep it clean—we don’t need any pissed off dad’s/boyfriends/sponsors beating down the door to TWS.—Justin Cote
Rihanna has gone surfing in Hawaii. Well, at least, she tried. The Barbadian recording artist decided to hit the warm waters of the Pacific islands to show off her great figure and new black G-string bikini.
Sally Fitzgibbons is a 20-year-old surfer from Gerroa in New South Wales, Australia, whose surf skills caved in the skull of every surfer in the world, with the exception of world champ Carissa Moore, on the abbreviated Women’s Tour.
“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
It’s that time again, everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure: hot chicks in bikinis. We like our waves but we do so love to see our shores adorned by beauty. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
The recent swell that saw the Padang Cup go off brought more than just barrels to the bukit. An amazing contest draws a spectacular crowd, and this was no exception. Lovely ladies dappled the shorelines of Bali’s Southern Peninsula, and in case you missed out, you can relive the action on the beach right here […]
Another juicy edition of our Bali Goddesses is ready to go. The high season is in full swing and the beaches are bursting at the seams with lovely ladies. The summer is hot and so many girls opt to cool off on the shore.
Sixty-five years ago, on July 5th 1946, the world’s first bikini made its debut at a popular poolside fashion show in Paris, France. When it first arrived, French fashion models refused to wear it. Then Louis Reard, a French car engineer who was introduced the first true version of what we know as the “bikini”, had to enlist a nude dancer, Micheline Bernardini, from the Casino de Paris instead.