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Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer: Full Color Softcover Edition

Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer: Full Color Softcover Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Durand, Victoria Heldreich

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Wave Woman is the untold story of an adventurer whose zest for life and learning kept her alive for ninety-eight years. Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt was the granddaughter of Mormon pioneers who, after spending an active and athletic childhood in Salt Lake City, moved to Sant...a Monica with her family and enrolled at USC to study dental hygiene. Betty went on to elope with a man she hardly knew, and to have two daughters. In middle age, Betty finally followed her dream of living near the ocean; she moved to Hawaii and, at age forty-one, took up surfing. She lived and surfed at Waikiki during the golden years of the mid-1950s and was a pioneer surfer at Makaha Beach. She was competitive in early big-wave surfing championships and was among the first women to compete in Lima, Peru, where she won first place. Betty was an Olympic hopeful, a pilot, a mother, a sculptor, a jeweler, a builder, a fisherwoman, an ATV rider, and a potter who lived life her way, dealing with adversity and heartache on her own stoic terms. A love letter from a daughter to her larger-than-life mother, Wave Woman will speak to any woman searching for self-confidence, fulfillment, and happiness.
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ISBN 9781684630424
Released NZ 23 Apr 2020
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days

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ISBN-13 9781684630424
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher unlisted
Imprint SparkPress
Released 23 Apr 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Durand, Victoria Heldreich
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Biography & Autobiography: Sport
Women's Studies
Family & Other Relationships: General
Surfing, Windsurfing, Water Skiing
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade