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Bodies We Want 2009

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Claire Bevilacqua

Photograph By James Dimmock for ESPN The Magazine

Why we chose her: It's not every day you see someone so small take on waves so big. Take it from a pro: "Weights? I've never seen Claire use them. She's barely five feet tall and naturally built like a brick house. Her strong legs help her pull off moves other girls would go tumbling on. I've seen her climb to the top of coconut trees. I've seen her dive and spear fish. She's one little ball of muscle." --Keala Kennelly, Pro Surfer