Redman-Carr, Melanie

Plain-spoken pro surfer from Busselton, Western Australia; world-ranked #2 in 2001 and 2006. Redman-Carr was born (1975) and raised in Busselton, and began surfing at age 10. Raised on the punishing reef surf of the Margaret River area, the slender regularfooter (5' 7", 127 pounds) performed best when conditions got big and powerful; she was the first woman to regularly surf the notoriously shallow waves at the Box, not far from her home.

As a competitor, Redman-Carr was something of a late-...