• Who are the Contenders for the 2012 ASP Women's World Title?

The 2011 ASP Women's World Tour saw the most impressive group of female surfing talent in the sport's history put on one amazing performance after another, proving that women's surfing has reached new heights, without question. Carissa Moore (HAW), 19, made history, dethroning Stephanie Gilmore (AUS), 23, making her the youngest ASP Women's World Champion of all time. The Top 17 saw the highly-awaited arrival of rookies such as Australians Tyler Wright (AUS), 17, and Laura Enever (AUS), 20, while Courtney Conlogue (USA), 19, landed as the first mainland-American contender on the elite ranks for the first time in years. With the arrival of fresh faces including Malia Manuel (HAW), 18, Californians Lakey Peterson (USA), 17, Sage Erickson (USA), 21, and Justine Dupont (FRA), 20, the talent pool on the ASP Women's World Tour has gotten that much deeper for 2012.

SILVANA LIMA: At 27-years young, Silvana Lima is the oldest surfer to finish within the Top 5 on the 2011 ASP Women's World Tour, but with age comes experience. After spending six years on tour, the fiery Brazilian has notched three elite event wins while finishing runner-up to Steph Gilmore in 2008 and 2009. With a go-for-broke attitude and a skill-set that is constantly improving, Lima ups her game each year to challenge to youthful charge dominating the ASP Women's World Tour. The light-footed South American is one of the hungriest women's surfers on the planet, will 2012 be the year that she shakes things up and takes home the ASP Women's World Title?

Who is your pick for the 2012 ASP Women's World Title?
The 2012 ASP Women's World Title Race will begin in Gold Coast, which holds a waiting period from February 25 through March 7, 2011.

2012 ASP Women's World Tour Roster:
- Carissa Moore (HAW)
- Sally Fitzgibbons (AUS)
- Stephanie Gilmore (AUS)
- Tyler Wright (AUS)
- Silvana Lima (BRA)
- Coco Ho (HAW)
- Sofia Mulanovich (PER)
- Courtney Conlogue (USA)
- Pauline Ado (FRA)
- Laura Enever (AUS)
- Malia Manuel (HAW)
- Lakey Peterson (USA)
- Sage Erickson (USA)
- Rebecca Woods (AUS)
- Paige Hareb (NZL)
- Justine Dupont (FRA)
- Jacqueline Silva (BRA)

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