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Neridah Falconer

Scott's Head, New South Wales, 2000
I've never kissed anyone's arse to get what I have. There are always the battlers out there, and I'm one of 'em.

Alison Smith interviewed Neridah Falconer of Australia for a profile titled “A Time to Shine,” which ran in the October 2000 issue of Surfing Girl. Falconer was 29.

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FALCONER DIDN’T SURF UNTIL SHE WAS 15
As a kid, whatever I tried, I
was good at. Some people are academically inclined, I’m good at sports. I grew up next to the ocean [at Scott’s Head, New South Wales], so it’s funny how long it took me that long to get into surfing. 

AT 18 SHE WAS A FORCE
The first professional surf co...