Grew up San Francisco and Marin County, her Mom and Dad started to teach her to surf at age 5. Became a top amateur along with her rival, Surf City Sally. Really blossomed when friends suggested she travel down the coast to Ghost Tree and Mavericks. Became famous for her courageous airdrops; nicknamed Mavericks (which suited her personality). Really smart, went to Stanford. With classmates, started some of the early tech firms. Now retired, still surfs every day; consults with start-ups (reminding her of what it’s like to be a grom their first day on a board).
Mantra “Get up early and go surfin’—makes the rest of your day a breeze!”
Home Break Palo Alto, also Taholah in Washington and Cannon Beach in Oregon
Fave Surf Spot “Mavericks, period, end of story for me”
Bust Out Move Zero G Airdrops, preferably from at least 10 feet
Fuels up on Once a week, a bear claw at Happy Donuts, but usually fun salads and yogurt
Best Surf Memory “My first day at Mavericks and my first really big airdrop there!”
Best Beach Buds “I’ve always loved dolphins—my fave is Wavy, who jumps on my board with me whenever she’s around (and loves airdrops as much as I do!)”
When Not Surfing “Sharing what I learned to help young entrepreneurs get their sea legs!”
Advice for Groms “Take school and learning as seriously as surfin’; with luck and hard work, you too can retire young and surf every day the rest of your life!”
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