Lagardere, Josette (1947 – )

Nimble blond regularfoot surfer originally from Redondo Beach, California; winner of the 1966 Laguna Swimwear Masters contest and finalist in the 1966 World Surfing Championships.

Lagardere was born (1947) in DeLand, Florida, raised in Redondo, and began surfing at age 13. Three years later she won the Santa Monica Mid-Winter Championships; not long after, she was given a slot on the prestigious Dewey Weber Surfboards surf team.

Lagardere was a 19-year-old junior college student when she be...