Sofia Mulanovich : photo Roxyjam.com
Sofia Mulanovich Most Popular Surfer In The World
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 15 September, 2008 : - - Sofia Mulanovich takes home her sixth SURFER Poll award, as Surfer Magazine readers again vote her into the top spot among female surfers. In its 36th year, the SURFER Poll and Video Awards presented by Suzuki is recognized as the most powerful voice in the wave-riding world - a voice given power by the people.
The Peruvian won her first #1 SURFER Poll award in 2005 after winning the 2004 ASP World Title. She's taken home the same honor every year since.
"I am so stoked to have won the SURFER poll," says Mulanovich. "SURFER poll is special because it is an award decided by the votes of surfers from around the world, which is the group that matters most in the end. To win the top honor four years in a row is so amazing, I can't thank everyone who voted for me enough."
Mulanovich, who is currently ranked second in the world trailing by a meager 218 points, is competing at the Billabong Girls Pro Rio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although she was unable to accept this honor in person, she addressed the crowd of surfing's most influential personalities by video.
On the dawn of her #1 award, the 25-year-old dominated her opening heat at the fourth stop of the women's World Championship Tour (WCT). Strong starts have been a pattern for Mulanovich this season. She won the opening WCT event of the 2008 season, the Roxy Pro Gold Coast and hit the podium at the second.
In 2006, Mulanovich claimed two awards in addition to her #1 SURFER poll honor. "Sofia - A Documentary" won the SURFER Poll Award in two categories - Best Documentary and Best Female Performance (Sofia) in a Surf Film. Follow Mulanovich's hunt for another World Title as she surfs in Brazil this week at aspworldtour.com.
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