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Surfers Ride Wave of Gender Equality

For the first time in surfing history, a female pro surfer was allowed to compete with the men. Three-time world champion Lisa Anderson competed this week at the U.S. Open of Surfing, held in California, in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Although Anderson failed to qualify for the men’s final, she believes that competing against the men will allow her to improve her skills and will pave the way for other female surfers.

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CNN Online - August 8, 1997