Women Who Surf: Charging Waves with the World's Best

Women Who Surf: Charging Waves with the World's Best

by Ben Marcus, Lucia Griggi


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Mavericks and more, a celebration of feminine beauty, athleticism, wisdom, and skill when the surf is bombing—Women Who Surf profiles some of the world’s most inspiring female surfers ranging from Bethany Hamilton to Wrenna Delgado. Each surfer tells her story, highlighting her personal challenges, accomplishments, and philosophy, as well as inspiring readers and providing them with practical how-to suggestions on maximizing not only their own potential in surfing but in life as they lead the charge and push their limits at infamous big-wave spots like Teahupoo in Tahiti, Waimea Bay, and Peahi/Jaws in the Hawaiian Islands.

The profiles by accomplished author and editor Ben Marcus are complemented by stunning color photography by leading adventure photojournalist Lucia Griggi.

Featured surfers:
1. Rochelle Ballard
2. Wrenna Delgado
3. Bethany Hamilton
4. Maya Gabeira
5. Keala Kennelly
6. Andrea Moller
7. Leah Dawson
8. Mercedes Maidana
9. Easkey Britton
10. Alana Blanchard
11. Bianca Valenti
12. Paige Alms
13. Alison Teal
14. Sally Fitzgibbons
15. Rosy Hodge
16. Janet Macpherson
17. Pauline Ado

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493024858
Publisher: Falcon Guides
Publication date: 05/15/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,205,919
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ben Marcus served as editor of Surfer Magazine for ten years, where he wrote the first story on Mavericks, inaugurated the Surfer Magazine Surf Video Awards, and oversaw exciting years in the evolution of surfing. After leaving Surfer, Ben took to the road as a wandering writer and worked on many books covering a variety of topics. Ben has also done extensive writing for magazines and newspapers: The LA Times, LA Weekly, Malibu Magazine, Men’s Journal, Outside, Fly Fish Journal, Standup Journal, The Surfer’s Journal and others. Ben currently lives in Hawaii on a decommissioned Coast Guard cutter in the Ala Wai harbor.

Lucia Griggi is a world-traveling photographer specializing in fashion, action, and travel. Of mixed English/Venetian heritage, she combines British precision with Italian flare in her photography. Lucia has been around the world and back, shooting leopards in Sri Lanka, surfing from the Maldives to Malibu and fashion from Venice, Italy to Venice, California. Lucia has collaborated with Ben Marcus on Skateboard: The Good, the Rad and the Gnarly and also The Art of Standup Paddling.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction viii

Kauai Pride Rocheile Ballard 1

Jersey Shore to North Shore Wrenna Delgado 9

Gotta Have Faith Bethany Hamilton 19

She's So Tough Maya Gabeira 33

Not Fearless, Bold Keala Kennelly 49

Waterwoman Andrea Moller 61

Soul Salvation Leah Dawson 75

A Concussionary Tale Mercedes Maidana 85

Irish Up Easkey Britton 99

Born This Way Alana Blanchard 121

Cold Sweat Blanca Valenti 129

Maui Wowie! Paige Alms 141

The Adventuress Alison Teal 151

The People's Champion Sally Fitzgibbons 167

The Face, the Voice Rosy Hodge 183

Surfisticate Janet Macpherson 199

Much Ado about Pauline Pauline Ado 213

Sources 224

Index 229

About the Authors 232

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