Burridge, Pam

Warm and articulate Australian goofyfooter originally from Sydney's Manly Beach; world champion in 1990; described by Surfer magazine in 1999 as the "Mother Superior of women's surfing."

Burridge was born (1965) and raised in Sydney, the daughter of a computer programmer father who became a competitive marathoner; Donella Burridge, Pam's older sister, swam in the 1984 Olympics. Pam began surfing at age 10, and turned pro at 15, just after winning the Australian National Titles, and finished ...