ON WOMEN’S SURFING:
Wow…they shred these days. The level is so high. It’s just so cool. I think what is so cool is that at any given moment they all have these are-ups…and it seems to always be a see-sawing battle throughout the year. To me…their title race last year was way more exciting than the men’s (Laughs). And they get perfect Honolua Bay at the end of it all? What could be better? I have always been a fan of women’s sur ng. Even looking back at the 70s. Margo Oberg, Rell Sunn…they were incredible. They surfed with such grace and poise… and then Lisa Anderson…it’s been great to see all that continue. The female side of it. And now, there is obviously a beauty to it…but they get rad. They don’t hold back. They charge heavy P-Pass! If I see any of them out, sometimes I don’t even paddle out. I just watch. Female sur ng has de nitely had an in uence on my approach to waves. That grace. And the use of power. The ow rather than the ght.