Anastasia Ashley

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Anastasia Ashley
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Anastasia Ashley at Web Summit 2017
Personal information
Born (1987-02-10) February 10, 1987 (age 32)
San Clemente, California, USA
ResidenceMalibu, California, USA
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Surfing specifications
StanceRegular Foot
Favorite wavesKeramas, Bali

Anastasia Ashley (born February 10, 1987) is an American professional surfer and model.[1][2][3][4][5]

Early life[edit]

Ashley was born Anastasia Electra Ashley in San Clemente, California on February 10, 1987.[6][7][8] She began surfing at the age of 5 right before moving to Hawaii.[9] At the age of 6, she won a surf contest using a run-down board that she found in a trash can outside of her house.[10] By the age of 7, she picked up a sponsor to replace her run-down board with new ones.[10]


Anastasia Ashley at Surf Summit, prior to Web Summit 2017, in Ericeira, Portugal

In 2003, she received the Triple Crown Rookie of the Year award.[10] At the age of 16, Ashley won her first major national title.[11] Later, she also won titles including two National Scholastic Surfing Association championships and the Professional Surfing Tour of America championship.[10] Ashley won the 2010 Pipeline Women's Pro in Hawaii.[1] She appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition in 2014.[12] As of September 8, 2014, Ashley is ranked 59th in the 2014 Women's Qualification Series.[13]

In September 2014, she started her own Gypsy Jet Set jewelry line in collaboration with OK1984, a jewelry company.[1][14][15] She was featured in the October 2014 issue of Maxim magazine.[16] In November 2014, she went to Ireland for a Web Summit on how to maintain a competitive edge in surfing with a focus on social media tools. Ashley was interested in convincing Taoiseach Enda Kenny to surf.[11]

Ashley appeared on Hell's Kitchen in the third episode of Season 14 where she taught the team challenge winners how to surf. She also attended as a dining room guest in that episode's dinner service.[17][18] She appeared on an episode of Stewarts & Hamiltons.[19]

Ashley is a vegetarian and has posed for a PETA's vegetarian ad campaign in 2006.[20][21]


  1. ^ a b c Hillary Daniels (2014-09-19). "Pro Surfer Anastasia Ashley Interview". Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  2. ^ Mary Anne Potts (2011-02-08). "Surfer Anastasia Ashley on Big-Wave Surfing Hawaii's Waimea Bay". Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  3. ^ Chris Cote (2014-09-15). "The inside scoop on the Anastasia Ashley wipeout". Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  4. ^ Kelsey Hendrix (2015-04-07). "Anastasia Ashley talks body paint, monster waves & more on SI NOW". Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  5. ^ "Anastasia Ashley Talks Big Waves and Body Paint". Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  6. ^ "This Month's JettyGirl: Anastasia Ashley". Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  7. ^ "13 Questions With Anastasia Ashley". Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  8. ^ "6 things you should know about Anastasia Ashley". Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  9. ^ John Zanussi (2010-03-08). "Interview with Anastasia Ashley". Archived from the original on 2015-03-16. Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  10. ^ a b c d Cristina Goyanes (2012-05-03). "Surfing gets Anastasia Ashley through tough times". Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  11. ^ a b Caitlin McBride (2014-11-04). "Pro surfer Anastasia Ashley wants to hit the waves with Taoiseach". Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  12. ^ Chloe Fox (2014-02-20). "Anastasia Ashley Lands Coveted Spot In 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue". Retrieved 2014-09-19.
  13. ^ "2014 Women's Qualification Series Rankings". 2014-09-08. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  14. ^ "Kate Upton gets interrupted on ABC, Anastasia Ashley's new jewelry line and more Monday Swim news". 2014-08-11. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  15. ^ Samantha Matthews (2014-07-01). "Professional Surfer Anastasia Ashley Debuts Gypset Jet Set Jewelry Line and We're Stoked About the Results". Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  16. ^ "Bikini Ready® Lifestyle Brand's Anastasia Ashley Featured in Maxim Magazine's October Issue -- on Newsstands Now". 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  17. ^ "A Star-Studded Night from "16 Chefs Compete"". Archived from the original on 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  18. ^ "Hell's Kitchen Coverage: Clean Some Fish". 2015-03-31. Retrieved 2015-04-15.
  19. ^ "'Look at that booty!' Sean Stewart goes on a date with pro-surfer Anastasia Ashley as he struggles to get over ex girlfriend on Stewarts & Hamiltons". 2015-09-07. Retrieved 2015-11-26.
  20. ^ "Anastasia Ashley: A hot… vegetarian". 2014-12-09. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  21. ^ "Anastasia Ashley: Too Beautiful". 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2018-03-12.

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