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Photos: Lisa Andersen/Shannon Quirk

Four-time world surfing champion Lisa Andersen started surfing aged 13 when her family moved from New York state to Florida. Unfortunately, her family weren’t so supportive of her riding, blaming the sport for her bunking off school and slacking on grades.

This photo (above) was taken just before she ran away from home aged 16, leaving her mum a note saying she was running away to be a women’s world champion surfer – and never came back.

Lisa riding Huntington Beach, California aged 16. Photo: Lisa Andersen


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