Nelson, Nancy

Baby-faced goofyfoot surfer from San Clemente, California; winner of the Makaha International in 1962, 1963, and 1965, and runner-up in the 1965 World Surfing Championships.

Nelson was born (1947) and raised in San Clemente, and got her first surfboard at age 12. Three years later, while living in Honolulu for eight months with her family, she placed third in the Makaha contest; the following year, at age 16, she won at Makaha and placed second in the West Coast Championships; in 1963 she ag...