Surfing: Women of the Waves

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"Surfing is art on waves, a form of self-expression." -Lisa Andersen, four-time women's world champion."

As the official counterculture sport of the 1960s, surfing was not just a sport but a lifestyle, one long, sun-drenched beach party with endless waves and music, as well as an unapologetically masculine culture. This notion has since been disproved by generations of amazing female surfers who have made an indelible mark on the sport. Surfing: Women of the Waves highlights some of these extraordinary women of ...

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Overview

"Surfing is art on waves, a form of self-expression." -Lisa Andersen, four-time women's world champion."

As the official counterculture sport of the 1960s, surfing was not just a sport but a lifestyle, one long, sun-drenched beach party with endless waves and music, as well as an unapologetically masculine culture. This notion has since been disproved by generations of amazing female surfers who have made an indelible mark on the sport. Surfing: Women of the Waves highlights some of these extraordinary women of surfing, from Linda Benson and Joyce Hoffman in the 1950s and 1960s to Layne Beachley, Sofia Mulanovich, Bethany Hamilton, and the great Lisa Andersen, four-time women's world champion. Today, women of all ages and skill levels have taken their place among the waves-longboarders, shortboarders, goofyfooters, hotdoggers, young girls, and surfer moms-these are the women of the waves!

Women featured include:

Bethany Hamilton, Jessi Miley Dyer, Melanie Redman-Carr and Layne Beachley: Australia Sofia Mulanovich, Punta Hermosa, Peru (small town outside of Lima); won 2006 U.S. Open Lisa Andersen, Florida Megan Abubo, Hartford, Connecticut Emilia Perry and Alana Mock, Northshore, Hawaii Monyca Byrne-Wickey, Hana, Hawaii Kristen Steiner, Big Island, Hawaii Melanie Bartles, Hawaii Lisa Benson, Encinitas, California Kim Hamrock, Huntington Beach, California Jennie Useldinger, Ashley Lloyd, Jamilah Star, Savannah Shaughnessy, Katherine Carter: Santa Cruz, California

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423601791
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 12/18/2007
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 653,165
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Chase is the author of Surfing Women of the Waves and grew up in Las Vegas. She lives in California.

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IN THE CHILLY PRE-DAWN, WOMEN THE WORLD OVER STRUGGLE AWAKE AND MAKE WHISPERED CALLS, AN URGENT SINGLE-MINDED QUESTION: IS IT GOOD TODAY? AND THE WHISPERED ANSWER COMES, JOYOUSLY, EAGERLY: TODAY IT IS GOOD.

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Table of Contents

8 Acknowledgments

10 Prologue: Why do women surf?

14 Chapter 1: Girl on the Shore

24 Wipeout

30 Chapter 2: The Sport of Queens

38 Chapter 3: Makaha

46 Inspiration: Rell Sunn

48 Chapter 4: "The Surf Sounds Loudly"

56 Chapter 5: "I'm Ready for My Gnarly Wave, Mr. Demille"

68 Chapter 6: Surfing in Style

78 Inspiration: on being Bethany Hamilton

82 Chapter 7: She Who Surfs Better Than Thou

90 Chapter 8: Where the sun rises out of the water

96 Chapter 9: Huntington Beach

104 Chapter 10: A Season In the Surf

116 Hawaiians Unleashed

120 Chapter 11: The Long (and Short) of It

130 Inspiration: Angela Masden

132 Chapter 12: The Surf Breaks of the Apocalypse

144 Chapter 13: Surf Breaks of the Apocalypse: the Sequel

150 Chapter 14: Black/White, Man/Woman: Racism and Sexism in Women's Surfing

166 Chapter 15: Girls Only

168 Inspiration: Zeuf

170 Epilogue: on the shore no more

174 index

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