HOMETOWN: Miami Beach, Florida
Anastasia Ashley started surfing at the tender age of 5, and she won her first surfing competition by 6. From there, Ashley committed herself to competition and became a professional surfer picking up a number of awards including a national title. She also gained recognition and coverage for her exploits in big waves, receiving multiple nominations for the WSL Big Wave Awards. In her early 20s, Ashley's modeling and business career took off with an appearance in 2014's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and the launch of her jewelry line. Numerous TV appearances followed, and her Instagram account alone has topped 1 million followers.