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Andersen, Lisa (1969 – )

Masterful and enigmatic pro surfer from Ormond Beach, Florida; four-time world champion (1994–97), and the omnipresent public face for female surfing in the mid-'90s. "She's the first woman to cross over into surfing celebrityhood," Outside magazine wrote about Andersen in 1996, "and achieve a dominance that made the pig dudes shut up and take notice."

Andersen was born (1969) in New York, raised in Maryland and Virginia, and began surfing at age 13, after moving with her family to Ormond Be...