It’s hard enough to get mainstream attention in surfing, even if your name ends with Slater. Congrats to Bruna Schmitz for crossing that line for her god-given talents.
Being one of the best surfers on the planet made Bruna relevant. Being among the sweetest of eye candy while being one of the best surfers on the planet made her worthy of mainstream media coverage (or, uncoverage). Congrats to Sports Illustrated for realizing what we competitive surf enthusiasts have known for some time – you can never have enough photos of Bruna in her business suit. Jeremy Flores wisely caught on to this before the rest of the world, landing her as his better half and favorite team rider (for Moskova underwear, of course).
Go pick up a copy of the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue at the store, online or on your favorite iDevice.