Female surfers


Top Female Surfers in the World

These ladies know how to hang loose on the waves in 2018! Take a look at the top ten female surfers the beachBRELLA® team has a lookout on and learn more about each lady and their amazing skills. You could possibly run into one on the beach one day Also, don’t forget to grab your beachBRELLA® on the way to catch these rad ladies in action.

10 Top Female Surfers

Stephanie Gilmore

  • Age: 31
  • Hometown: Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia
  • Career Highlights: 2010 Roxy Pro Gold Coast, 2011 Roxy Pro France, 2012 TSB Bank Women’s Surf Festival, 2014 Cascais Women’s Pro, 2017 Maui Women’s Pro and is also a seven-time World Champion
  • Fun Fact: Her surfing career started at 10 when she stood on a bodyboard.
  • First Season: 2005

Lakey Peterson

  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Santa Barbra, California, USA
  • Career Highlights: 2012 US Open Surfing Champion, ASP North American Champion, Roxy Pro Gold Coast Champion, Corona Bali Protected Champion
  • Fun Fact: She is sponsored by Nike and Hurley
  • First Season: 2010

Carissa Moore

  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Career Highlights:2010 ASP Rookie of the Year, 2011 Billabong Pro Rio Champion,2014 Rip Curl Pro Champion, 2015 Target Maui Pro Champion, Three-time ASP Women’s World Tour Champion, Six ASP Elite Victories, Eleven NSSA Titles
  • Fun Fact: She is an avid crusader for the environment
  • First Season: 2008

female surferTatiana Weston-Webb

  • Age: 23
  • Hometown: Princeville, Kauai
  • Career Highlights: 2013 Surfing America Champions Champion, 2014 ISA World Junior Champs Champion, 2015 WSL/ QS Paul Mitchell Super Girl Pro, 2016 Vans US Open Champion
  • Fun Fact: Her passion for surfing comes from her dad who was hardcore surfer in Kauai
  • First Season: 2009

female surferJohanne Defay

  • Age: 25
  • Hometown: Reunion Island, France
  • Career Highlights: 2013 Soöruz Junior Pro Champion, 2013 Junior European Champion and Open European Champion, 2015 Vans US Open Champion, 2016 Fiji Women’s Pro Champion
  • Fun Fact: She is sponsored by GoPro Cameras
  • First Season: 2009

Female surfersSally Fitzgibbons

  • Age: 28
  • Hometown: Gerroa, New South Wales, Australia
  • Career Highlights: 2007 ASP World Junior Champion, 2011 Rip Curl Pro Champion, 2012 Billabong Rio Pro Champion, 2013 Roxy Pro France Champion, 2019 Oi Rio Pro Champion
  • Fun Fact: She was a multi-sport athlete most of her life until high school
  • First Season: 2008

Female surfersCaroline Marks

  • Age: 17
  • Hometown: Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA
  • Career Highlights: 2018 Rookie of the Year, 2019 claimed first WSL title
  • Fun Fact: Her older brothers inspired her to surf
  • First Season: 2013

Female surfersCourtney Conlogue

  • Age: 26
  • Hometown: Santa Ana, California, USA
  • Career Highlights: 2012 Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic Champion, 2013 TSB Bank Surf Festival Champion, Runner up for 2015 and 2016 WSL Championships, 2018 Vans US Open Champion
  • Fun Fact: Since she lived mire inland, her family would make weekend trips to the beach, so she could surf for six to eight hours
  • First Season: 2008

Female surfersMalia Manuel

  • Age: 25
  • Hometown: Wailua, Kauai, Hawaii
  • Career Highlights: 2009 US Open Junior Women’s Champion, 2012 ASP Rookie of the Year
  • Fun Fact: She was the youngest surfer to ever win the US Open
  • First Season: 2008

Female surfersNikki Van Dijk

  • Age: 24
  • Hometown: Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
  • Career Highlights: 2012 World Junior Title, 2014 Women’s Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour Champion, 2015 Los Cabos Open of Surfing Champion
  • Fun Fact: During a wipeout in a tournament she had to get sixteen stiches near her eye
  • First Season: 2009




If you are looking to find out more information on these awesome surfers check it out at Word Surf League. 

Carissa Moore was in the top 5 female surfers in 2017 you can read more about her stunning career in our blog.