Sofía Mulánovich

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Mulánovich and the second or maternal family name is Aljovín.
Sofía Mulánovich
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Personal information
Born (1983-06-24) June 24, 1983 (age 33)
Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru
Residence Caballeros, Punta Hermosa
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 127 lb (58 kg)
Surfing career
Best year 2004 - ASP World Champion
Career earnings $468,100
Sponsors Roxy, Red Bull, Movistar, Reef, Al Merrick, LAN airline
Major achievements Surfers Hall of Fame inductee
Surfing specifications
Stance Regular

Sofía Mulánovich Aljovín (born June 24, 1983) is a Peruvian surfer. She is the first Peruvian surfer ever to win an Association of Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour event. She is the first South American ever to win the World Title, which she did in 2004.[1] In 2004, she won three out of the six World Championship Tour events, and finished the season as World Champion. Her main sponsor is Roxy.

Early life[edit]

Sofía Mulánovich Aljovín was born in Punta Hermosa, Lima, Peru to parents of Croatian heritage, who had immigrated to Peru.

On July 27, 2007, Mulanovich was inducted into the Surfers Hall of Fame in Huntington Beach, California, United States.[2] She is the first South American to have this honor, and was chosen for having had a major impact on the sport by her outstanding achievements. In 2015, she was also inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach.[3]


ASP Women's World Tour Wins
Year Event Venue Country
2004 Roxy Pro Fiji Tavarua  Fiji
2004 Billabong Pro Tahiti Teahupoo, Tahiti  French Polynesia
2004 Roxy Jam Anglet  France
2005 SPC Fruit Pro Bells Beach, Victoria  Australia
2005 Roxy Pro Fiji Tavarua  Fiji
2005 Roxy Pro England Cornwall  England
2007 Rip Curl Girls Festival Santander  Spain
2007 Roxy Pro Sunset Beach Hawaii Hawaii
2008 Roxy Pro Gold Coast Gold Coast, Queensland  Australia
2009 Movistar Peru Classic Lobitos  Peru
  • 2009
    • 2009 1st Place Movistar Peru Classic (WCT)
    • 2009 1st place Copa Movistar, Peru (WQS)
  • 2008
    • 2009 2nd Place Billabong Girls Pro Rio
    • 2008 2nd Place Rip Curl Pro, Australia
    • 2008 1st Place Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Australia
  • 2007
    • 2007 Inducted into Surfing Hall of Fame
    • 2007 1st Place Roxy Pro Sunset Beach, Hawaii
    • 2007 1st Place Rip Curl Girls Festival Europe, Spain
    • 2007 2nd Place Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Australia
    • 2007 2nd Place World Championship Tour
  • 2006
    • 2006 Vans Triple Crown of Surfing Champion (récord)
    • 2006 5th Place World Championship Tour
    • 2006 1st Place US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach, California (WQS)
    • 2006 2nd Place Billabong Girls Itacare, Brasil (WQS)
    • 2006 1st Place OP Pro Hawaii Haleiwa, Oahu (WQS)
    • 2006 Teen Choice Award won - Choice Action Sports Female
  • 2005
    • 2005 ESPY Best Action-Sports Athlete
    • 2005 2nd Place World Championship Tour
    • 2005 1st Place Roxy Pro UK, United Kingdom
    • 2005 1st Place Roxy Pro Tavarua, Fiji
    • 2005 1st Place Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, Australia
    • 2005 3rd Place Telefónica Cup Asia Beach, Peru
    • 2005 3rd Place Billabong Pro Teahupoo, Tahiti
  • 2004
    • 2004 Women's World Champion
    • 2004 1st Place Rip Curl Girls Festival Europe, France
    • 2004 1st Place Billabong Pro Teahupoo, Hawaii
    • 2004 1st Place Roxy Pro, Fiji
  • 2003
    • 2003 3rd Place WCT Roxy ProTavarua, Fiji
    • 2003 2nd Place WQS Roxy Pro Phillip Island, Australia
    • 2003 2nd on the World Qualifying Series (WQS)
    • 2003 7th on the World Championship Tour (WCT)
    • 2003 Voted Number 5 Top Female Surfer, Surfer Poll Award
  • 2002
    • 2002 2nd Place WQS ASP Turtle Bay, Hawaii
    • 2002 2nd Place WCT Roxy Pro South West Coast, France
    • 2002 4th Place WQS Rip Curl Pro Hossegor, France
    • 2002 3rd Place WQS US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach, CA
    • 2002 Qualified for the 2003 World Championship Tour
    • 2002 Ranked 2nd on WQS Tour
    • 2002 Voted by Surfer Magazine as the Number 1 Female Grommet (a.k.a. Best Upcoming Female Surfer)
    • 2002 Four-Time Peruvian National Champion 1999-2002


  • Peel: The Peru Project (2006) (V) as Surfer
  • Sofia: A Documentary (2006), as herself
  • The Modus Mix (2003) (V)
  • 7 Girls (2001) documentary


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Preceded by
Layne Beachley
World surfing champion (Women)
Succeeded by
Chelsea Georgeson