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It took Rosanne Hodge only one year to qualify for the 2007 ASP Women's World Tour after graduating from high school. With an upbringing on the right-hand point breaks of east South Africa, it's no wonder she can execute one of the best layback snaps in women's surfing.
At age 11, Rosy took 4th place in the U10 Boys division of the South African champs, and she competed on her national U19 team for the Quiksilver World Grommet Teams Title in Bali. Then she hit the ground running. Rosy became one of the very few South Africans to make Women's World Tour status, and she remained on tour for four consecutive years.
Now, Rosy focuses on commentating for surf specials and competitions across the globe. Listen for her South African accent in this year's ASP webcasts. Her bubbly personality makes her as entertaining to listen to as she is to watch.
2007 – 2010: ASP WORLD TOUR
2009: ASP Most Improved
9x South African Champ
Favorite wave? Queensbury Point, Nahoon Reef, any right hand point!
Favorite song? I can't pick one favorite song. I love music too much and I feel like I have soundtracks to go along with everything I do.
Favorite movie? I love comedies but Shawshank Redemption is a winner.
Favorite place to travel I love travelling to France, Australia and Hawaii.
Favorite city ? Cape Town
Who taught you to surf? My dad pushed me into my first waves and taught me to surf.
What is the best thing about surfing? Its different everyday, its always a challenge and you can never stop improving.
What's your favorite trick I love getting barreled and doing clean powerful maneuvers.
Who's your favorite surfer? Wendy Botha and Shaun Tomson
What is the best piece of advice you have been given? Think through with your head before you act with your heart. I can be pretty impulsive so I try and think about something before I rush into anything.
What are your hobbies? Baking, working out (seriously), beach running, body surfing, singing in the car, reading, Bikram Yoga.
Best surf trip?
I loved going on 'surf safaris' with my family every Saturday morning super early, listening to Pennywise, Phil Collins, Van Morrison and Bon Jovi on the tape deck in our van when I was 8 or 9. Every surf seemed like the best one ever.