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Sharron Weber 2013

When you purchase your first surfboard from a reigning U.S. Champion, only good things can follow. This was the case when a 15-year-old Sharron Weber moved to Oahu from Virginia in 1963. Weber scooped up a used board from Linda Benson and set out on her own competitive quest.

Weber earned six Hawaii state titles during the late ’60s, finished runner-up to Margo Godfrey in the 1968 World Surfing Championships and won the U.S. titles in 1969 before taking two World Championships in 1970 and 1972. Her first came in Victoria, Australia and her second in San Diego. Despite all her accolades, Weber was never profiled in any of the surf magazines of that era.


Sharron Weber & Corky Weber
U.S. Men's Champion Corky Carroll and U.S. Women's Champion Sharron Weber, 1969.
Photo courtesy Surfer Magazine

Sharron Weber Pro Surfer
Sharron Weber Huntington Beach, CA 1969

Sharron Weber Pro Surfer
Shooting the Huntington Beach Pier, 1969

Sharron huge  wave
Haleiwa 1974


 

Sharron Weber & Doggies
2011 Sharron with Pua & Hoku
PHOTO: Courtesy Photo Spectrum

CHECK THESE NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

Article 1: San Diego "U.S. Surfing Championship"

Article 2: Arness & Weber Nab Surf Titles

Article 3: 6th Annual Hawaii Surfing Championship"


World Contest Australia 1970 (L to R) Randy Rarick, Martha Sunn, Rell Sunn, Sharron Weber and Keoni Downing


Ala Moana 1966: (L to R) Third from left, Randy Rarick, Jackie Everly, Sharron Weber and Jock Sutherland

competition
Contest at Huntington Beach, required that all the contestants wear helmets, which were issued before each heat. Many of the contestants objected very strongly to this requirement.


Sharron at Namotu.

 
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