12. Courtney Conlogue
Photograph By Swatch/Poullenot
Few in the sport of surfing work harder than Courtney Conlogue. Growing up in Orange County's inland Santa Ana, as an aspiring grommet she was relentless in scamming rides through Southern California traffic to the Huntington Beach pier to go surf. Today, after three years on tour, she's cracked the ASP women'’s top five and is considered the first viable world title contender from the mainland since Lisa Andersen. She also likes to paint and raise baby hummingbirds. That's how she rolls.