Layne Beachley. Photo: Ruben Pena
Sofia Mulanovich. Photo: Busta
Steph Gilmore, 2011. Photo: Jason Kenworthy
Matt Branson, 2007. Photo: Steve Baccon
Keala Kennelly, Jaws, 2018. Photo: Cestari/WSL
Women’s surfing continued to evolve in ways that seemed to veer in and out of what was taking place in the sport at large. During the mid- and late-1990s, women's surfing was both dressed up and weighted down by Roxy Girl cuteness and the high-wattage glamour of four-time world champ Lisa Andersen. This was about to change. In the first decade of the new century, as other top women surfers came to...