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The Most Influential Women In Surf

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The Most Influential Women In Surf

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Be it in big waves or on the pro tour, the popularity of women's surfing is reaching never-before-seen heights. As the sport flourishes, there's a relatively small number of ladies responsible for pushing things to new levels.

After looking at a number of factors, including contest results, free-surf performances, social relevance and sway with sponsors, the following is a handful of the most key influencers driving the sport forward.