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Photos: Professional Surfer Poses For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

Professional surfer Malia Manuel.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - MAY 16: Malia Manuel of the United States surfs during the Round 3 of the Oi Rio Pro on May 16, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue was released earlier this month. The 2020 edition of the popular magazine features three notable models on the cover.

Malia Manuel, a professional surfer, is one of the athletes featured in this year's issue.

The 26-year-old surfer has been dominating the water since she was 1a young teenager. Manuel became the youngest U.S. Open of Surfing champion at 14 years of age in 2008.

Manuel, a Hawaii native, has gone on to win several notable competitions. Now, she's adding professional modeling to her resume.

"Honored to get the chance to work with everyone at @si_swimsuit and to also be a part of an empowering movement that involves consistently embracing yourself, both flaws & assets - untouched and unfiltered. Thanks for having me be a part of the 2020 issue," she wrote on Instagram.

Manuel shared several photos of her shoot on her Instagram page. "I’m so thankful I got to work with a team that was so open minded to my opinions and representing myself in the way I wanted to," she said of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit.

The 2020 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is available online and on newsstands.

You can view Manuel's complete photoshoot here.