Kim Mearig "2002 Woman of the Year"

Her Early Pro Career Mirrored Her Neighbor and Teammate, Tom Curren

PHOTO: Randy Johnson

As a teenage Kim developed a smooth, graceful style surfing Rincon Point, and was riding for Al Merrick's Channel Islands label at age 14. The quintessential California surf girl, Kim rose through the NSSA ranks then turned professional. In 1983 she took the world by storm, winning the OP Pro in Huntington Beach, dominating the year to become the ASP Women's World Champion. She spent the next eight years in the ASP top eight before retiring to her home in Santa Barbara.

  • 1983 OP Pro
  • 1983 ASP Women's World Champion
  • 1985, 1988 ASP Tour Runner-up
  • 1983 Surfer Poll Winner
  • 1993 OP Pro