In 2007 Sofia Mulanovich became the first South American to be inducted into the surfers hall of fame; an honour that is only ever bestowed on surfers that have made an indelible mark on the sport, industry and culture of surfing. Quite an accolade for one so young, but Sofia started early: at age 21 she won three consecutive WCT events and went on to win the 2004 women’s world championship title. In doing so, she became the first South American, male or female, to win a surfing world championship title in a competition that is traditionally dominated by American and Australian competitors. She has since become the face of not only Latin American surfing, but of Latin American youth culture. Her list of credits also includes the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, US Open of Surfing and the winner of the surfer Poll six consecutive years running.