6) Malia Manuel
Hometown: Wailua, Kauai, Hawaii
On the strength of two back-to-back six-star victories in September, Malia Manuel qualified for next years ASP Women’s World Tour. Just prior to those gigantic wins, she nailed the cover of the August 2011 edition of TransWorld SURF. Coincidence? We think not. We’ll take credit for her late season surge and claim the cover gave her the extra confidence to go on a tear, win two massive ASP events, and catapult her way into the big leagues. And now, she caps her year off with a spot on our list of 2011’s hottest surfer girls, and very deservedly so.
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