Jim Kempton

author of “Women on Waves”

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A new book explores the history of women’s surfing from the 1600s to today.

Women have conquered surfing since 1600s, from Polynesian princesses to world record holder Maya Gabiera

A new book explores the history of women’s surfing from the 1600s to today.

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