Here at Girl Surf Network we are committed to keeping record of female surfing history. We have a list of females contributing their stories and imagery from the past. If you would like to contribute or know anyone with some old footage, imagery or stories, we’d love to hear from you! email@example.com
Sandra English is one of Australia’s surfing legends. Born in 1963 in Sydney, Sandy grew up on the Sydney Northern Beaches and surfed with her older brothers in her younger years. Sandy then moved into competitions in the 1970’s and 1980’s, competing against the likes of Pam Burridge, Jenny Gill and Toni Sawyer. Sandy has years of travel and competitions under her belt. In 2014 Sandy won her 13th Australian Surfing Title making her the first person ever to do so. Sandy is also the owner of a successful surf school on the NSW Central Coast and continues to teach, travel and surf herself.
Four time World Surfing Champion Wendy Botha has so many crazy stories, we don’t know where to start! Originally from South Africa, Wendy started competing in local comps in her early teens. It wasn’t until she was invited to compete in Australia at the age of sixteen, when she packed up her life and moved to the Gold Coast and fully committed to a career in surfing. Wendy went on to win four World Titles, marry and have two children. She still resides on the sunny Gold Coast today and her love of the ocean and surfing is still as strong as it was when she first started surfing in her teens.