Sandy Ordille

San Diego, 2021 and 2022

I kept my grades up, despite having the school record for the highest number of absences, and graduated in 1973.

Sandy Ordille, 67, provided the following account of her early years to Encyclopedia of Surfing in 2022. The text here has been slightly edited from the original

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From 1955 to 1967 I was raised by my mother and father, Nancy and Henry Ordille, Sr. My father’s family owned Renault Winery in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, along with an Italian restaurant in Atlantic City. We lived in Linwood, New Jersey, in a large two-story, four-bedroom home owned by my father’s estate, surrounded by a half...