While surfing has traditionally shone its spotlight on male athletes, it has gradually come to feature more and more women over the years. Unafraid of the often harsh tides and powerful sun that comes with beach culture, surf chicks are taking on some of history’s biggest waves — and still manage to keep their own personal styles and look overall gorgeous.
From one-armed world champion Bethany Hamilton to world record-breaking Maya Gabeira, these girls have been surfing for most of the lives. Even some of the world’s dominating athletes know how to stay chic both in and out of the salt water, with stylish board art, surf friendly skincare and the most fashionable prints and styles in swimwear.
Here, take a look at some of the world’s top sponsor-worthy surfer chicks and how they achieve their unique beach babe look.