With a nickname like "Danger Woman" it is
of little surprise that Kim Hamrock's reputation as
a fearless surfer precedes her. A late starter to wave
riding, she was born in 1960 in Whittier, California,
but did not begin surfing until the age of 16. She earned
her chops surfing Huntington and Trestles during the
1970s and '80s, an age when female surfers were rare
and often discouraged by Southern California's notoriously
By the mid 1990s the lean goofyfooter held six U.S.
titles (four short boards, 1993-96; two longboard, 1995-96).
After turning pro in longboarding in 1998, shed placed
3rd in the 1999 Women's World Longboard Championships,
5th in 2000, and became Women's Longboard World Champ
PHOTO" Kim with Linda Benson, 1997 Walk of Fame
Woman of the Year inductee.
PHOTO: Kim "Danger Woman," at Dungeons,
Kim at Puerto Escondido