Kim Mearig

Santa Barbara, 1984
Maybe girls are smarter than guys. Surfing’s supposed to be fun.

“Conversations: Kim Mearig,” written by Sam George, ran in the October 1984 issue of Surfing; Mearig was the reining world tour champion.

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How’s the women’s event calendar looking this year?

I’m excited about going to Israel and France, but the competition level right now is incredible. Frieda Zamba and Pam Burridge are so consistent. In the last contest we finished one-two-three, and I can see that happening all year long.

Do you feel at a disadvantage surfing lefts against those tw...