World Champion, Makaha, 1959
US Champion, ’59, ’60, ’61. ’64, ‘68
1st Woman to surf Waimea Bay at 15 years old
Surfing Hall of Fame 1992
Huntington Beach Walk of Fame
Annette Funicello’s surfing double in the “Beach Party” films
Deborah Walley’s surfing double for “Gidget goes Hawaiian”
Contest director for Roxy Jam Cardiff/Linda Benson Women’s World Longboard Pro
United Airlines flight attendant 1966-2003
Loves Surfing and Music
My grandmother always said, “Kill them with kindness.” I think that love and kindness don’t always come naturally. That’s why they say “Practice kindness”, because the more you practice kindness, the more kind you become.
The world needs love, and I know that I feel better about my world when I give love.
My dog use to be named Amos, and Zeuf re-named him to “A Moose”.
I love surfing and music, and hope that I will always find joy in it.
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists.
OP Pro Champion, ’83, ‘93
1983 Surfer Poll Winner
ASP Women’s World Champion, 1984
Mother of 2
Surfer, Athlete, Nurse, Oceanaholic
Can roll her stomach like an incoming swell
Step mom to Josh, Lake, Roque, wife of Frosty
Paddled across Monterey Bay on a 12 foot paddleboard 1994, 1995
David Crosby played my guitar with me present (can’t tell that whole story!!)
2005 – Nurse of the Year
Good Karma given to me in amazing proportions:
Has the MOST amazing family and friends, EVER
Santa Barbara Surf Club President
Longboard Contest Competitor
Mother of 3 Sons
Paints Pictures of the places she loves.
Began traveling the world solo at age of 16: Starting in Costa Rica, then on to Panama, Hawaii, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, Maldives, and Mexico.
2007 World Molokai Crossing Champion
Hopes to ride the biggest wave by a female.
Enjoys riding all different types of surf equipment.
Just can’t get enough of the ocean.
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