Beacham, Debbie


Resolute pro surfer and organizer from La Jolla, California; professional world champion in 1982, and president of the Women's Professional Surfing Association from 1982 to 1986. Born Debbie Melville in 1953 in Corpus Christi, Texas, the daughter of a navy pilot, she spent her early years living on or near a series of naval bases around the country. At 13 she moved with her family to La Jolla, and...

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