Zamba, Frieda

Affable but resolute goofyfoot pro surfer from Flagler Beach, Florida; four-time world champion (1984, 1985, 1986, and 1988); a model of physical and mental fitness, with little interest in fame or recognition.

Zamba was born (1964) and raised in Flagler Beach, and began surfing at age 12. She had no amateur competition record to speak of, and became a pro accidentally at 16, when she entered and won an event at nearby Cocoa Beach and cashed the $500 winner's check without knowing she'd lose...