Early Women Surfers:
Shelia Anater Ralston - She and her sister Sharon Anater Hansen (Hansen Surfboards) started surfing in 1956, after watching a young women Charlene Mohaus Prall, come down the beach with a big paddle board out at the river mouth, they looked at each other and said, "we can do that".
Shelley Merrick - Shelley was born in Texas where her father was stationed during World War II. Her parents settled in Malibu, CA in 1946 and was raised all her life on the beach at Latigo Shore Drive, a right point break. She started surfing in 1955 when she was 10 years old. She surfed in her first contest at the age of 15 in the United States Championship at Huntington Beach in 1960. In 1963 she was the second woman to ride for Dewey Weber on the Weber Competition Team.
Rosemari Reimers Rice - Born and raised in Hermosa Beach, California. Started surfing in 1954, at the age of 14. Learned to surf with the help of her husband Johnny Rice. He also shaped and designed her first surfboard, a blue balsa with Rosmari written in yellow across the nose. They run Johnny Rice custom surfboards.
Modern Day Surfer Girls:
Megan Abubo - Began surfing at 10 years old and by 14 years had won 3 U.S. National Championships.
Sernea Brook - She also goes by "Sauce". "Surfing brings me back to nature, its pure, creative, money can?t buy it, you draw your own line; it?s such an individual expression. Even just being out there sitting in the ocean, can turn a negative day into a positive one. Surfing has given me a career, an identity, and so many opportunities to be the person I am today."
Bethany Hamilton - Inspirational shark attack survivor and talented surfer.
Lani & Ashley Hunter - Two surfing sisters.
Frieda Zamba - official site of four-time women's ASP world champion, surf legend.