with Sarah Gerhardt
Pioneer can be an overused term, but not in the case of Sarah Gerhardt. A mother, PhD of chemistry and professor at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, she was the first woman to surf the infamous cold water big wave Mavericks; a historic moment for women surfing cold heavy waves.
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“I wanted the water, I needed to see it as much as possible and be in it as much as possible to be a happy contributing person.”
“It is just about being wise. Particularly Mavericks... it will kill you, or rip something off. It is not a joke and I can’t go there and not be in the right frame of mind.”
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Christian Beamish. Surfer, sailor, alternative board shaper and an established author.
We set out to embrace the spirit of summer with consciously built product to enable the adventure.