Devon Gordon's feature on the original female Malibu surfers ran in the August 19, 2002, issue of Newsweek. * * * There were a few guys in the water at Malibu that Vicki Flaxman just wouldn’t mess with, even if they did cut her off in the lineup or snake her on a wave. Like Buzzy Trent, who played football—he was just too big. If he wanted the next wave, well, he could have it. But Vicki was near...

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