Davoli, Linda

Regularfoot surfer from Brigantine, New Jersey; world-ranked #3 in 1980; described by Surfer magazine in 1981 as "very possibly the finest women's surfer in the world." Davoli began surfing in 1967 at age 11, and in 1973 she won the girls' division of the United States Surfing Championships—the first East Coast surfer to take a national title.

Davoli moved to Hawaii in 1975, and two years later competed in the debut women's world circuit, finishing fifth for the season. While filming an epis...