“PAM AND THE PASHIONS,” EXCERPT FROM PAM BURRIDGE BIOGRAPHY (1992)

This chapter from “Pam Burridge,” a 1992 biography by sports historian and academic Marian Stell, takes place in 1984. Although still just 18, Pam had been surfing in professional events for three years and had been touted as a future world champion since middle school. Her world title bid the previous year was abruptly halted…