Aragon, Janice

Headstrong, hardworking surfer/organizer from Huntington Beach, California; 1984 world amateur surfing champion, and executive director of the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) since 1989. Aragon was born (1955) in Fresno, California, raised in Downey, and began surfing at age 16. She entered and won her first surfing contest in 1983, at age 29, and was thus a near-total unknown—as well as the mother of a two-year-old daughter—when she won the Southern California-staged 1984 Worl...