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12.6.11

Surfer Poll

Agent of Change: Operation Amped

2011 SURFER Poll

The Agent of Change Award was created to acknowledge the good work of surfers who see a problem and, instead of hoping that someone else will do something about it, they roll up their sleeves and make a difference. Operation Amped, has been doing just that, using the good energy of surfing to help wounded […]

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Surfer Poll

Lifetime Achievement: John Severson

2011 SURFER Poll

SURFER Magazine Founder John Severson gave us much more than just iconic images that make up the backbone of surf filmmaking and photography. Severson’s vision and approach, highlighting the beauty of surfing and the lighter side of our culture, became the guiding light for surf media in the more than half century since he launched […]

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Women’s No. 5: Sally Fitzgibbons

2011 SURFER Poll

Sally Fitzgibbons’ quiet rise to No. 2 in the world and a top finisher in the SURFER Poll is testament to her athleticism, her passion for surfing, and her accessibility.

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Women’s #4: Alana Blanchard

2011 SURFER Poll

Blanchard has become a favorite of both female and male SURFER readers alike. As sexy as she is solid, Alana is yet another of Kauai’s children to have a profound impact on our perception of surfers.

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Women’s #3: Stephanie Gilmore

2011 SURFER Poll

Steph Gilmore appears to be at a crossroads. After totally dominating women’s surfing for half a decade, the four-time World Champ and two-time SURFER Poll No. 1 finds herself being pulled toward her creative passions just as wunderkind Carissa Moore explodes onto the world stage, and her drop from No. 1 last year to No. […]

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Women’s No. 2: Coco Ho

2011 SURFER Poll

Though she hails from Hawaiian surf royalty (her dad Michael and uncle Derek are Pipe Masters and World Champs), Coco Ho isn’t coasting on the accomplishments of her relatives. Her jump to No. 2 on SURFER Poll is indicative of her rising stock that comes as a combo of great competitive success and freesurfing prowess.

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Women’s No. 1: Carissa Moore

2011 SURFER Poll

Hawaii’s Carissa Moore has been ascending to the thrown of female surfing for over a decade. Guess what…she’s finally sitting in it. Her first world title and first SURFER Poll victory were punctuated by a world-class performance in Nike’s Leave A Message that raised the bar on women’s surfing so high, it may not be […]

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Men’s No. 10: Bruce Irons

2011 SURFER Poll

After a horrific year in 2010, in which he lost his older brother Andy, Bruce Irons has rebounded in a big way. With the world tour in his rearview mirror, the younger Irons has emerged as one of the most important figures in the big-wave community. His paddle-in sessions in Fiji and tow sessions in […]

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Men’s No. 9: Andy Irons

2011 SURFER Poll

Proof of three-time World Champ Andy Irons’ importance to surfers around the world isn’t hard to come by. Though he passed away a year ago, Irons is still doing in death what he did his whole life: win.

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Men’s No. 8: Jordy Smith

2011 SURFER Poll

The big Saffa dropped precipitously in 2011 from No. 3 to No. 8. Being sidelined by a mid-year back injury probably didn’t help him much, and he’s certainly no longer the much-hyped new kid on the block. Instead, Smith has become part of the bedrock of modern surfing. Winning his second consecutive Billabong Pro at […]

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