Women's Professional Surfers (WPS)

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Organization formed in 1981 by former Golden Girl and soon-to-be world champion Debbie Beacham from La Jolla, California. Membership in Women's Professional Surfing (WPS) included virtually all of the approximately two dozen female pros from America and Australia. WPS conducted women's-only surf clinics on the beach in La Jolla in 1982 and 1984, and a small number of pro-am contests were held unde...

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