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March 13th 2020: Surfs Up! Ride the Waves with a Pioneer Female Surfer

Thrill to the crests and roll with the troughs in the life of a fierce competitor, dedicated mother, and authentic human being, Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt (1913-2011). She picked up a surfboard at age 41 and opened up a new world. Surfing became her passion, her proving ground, and her ineffable bond with her daughter, Vicky Heldreich Durand, author of Wave Woman. It's a charming and intimate biography, a love letter from a daughter to her progressive mother who broke glass ceilings with simple curiosity and desire. Betty trained to swim in the 1936 Olympic Games. She eloped on a hunch

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Vicky Heldreich Durand

Vicky Heldreich Durand graduated from Punahou High School in Hawaii, already a young surfer. In 1957, she won the Makaha International Surfing Championships. Vicky and her mother were invited to Club Waikiki, in Lima, Peru, as Hawaiian surfing ambassadors. Vicky received her AA from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and her BS from California State University, Long Beach, in family and consumer science. She holds an MS from Oregon State University in clothing and textiles, with a minor in adult education. She is certified in secondary teaching and special education. Vicky’s fashion interest led her to establish a cottage industry sportswear and textile design c
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