Vicki Williams (Flaxman)

Sun Valley, Idaho, 2022

And I said, “We don’t ride the soup; we’re in the curl, honey!”

Ella Boyd interviewed pioneering Malibu surfer Vicki Williams (formally Vicki Flaxman) in 2022. Williams was 90. 

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Tell me a little about your childhood.

I was born in Santa Monica, California, and I had two sisters. One was three years younger, and one was 14 years older. She was practically out of the house. My younger sister was not the least bit interested in sports and didn’t care about the beach. I don’t know what she cared about. She’s the opposite of me. I skipped two years o...