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Rell Sunn is one of the first and the most celebrated female pro surfers in the world. Sunn is known to have defied the macho-image of surfing during her time. She surfed her way through the gender barriers of the surfing world Cheap Nick Holden Jersey , riding the waves with her fellow male surfing contemporaries and even beating them in their own game.
Sunn is the epitome of the real aloha spirit. Perhaps it was fate itself that brought her to the sea as her middle name Kapolioka`ehukai means "Heart of the Sea". Her grace in the water makes her deserving with the title, "Queen of Surfing".
Rell Sunn was born in July 31, 1950 in Makaha, Oahu, Hawaii being fourth among 5 children. She has a unique lineage, Hawaiian-Irish from her mother Roan and Irish from her father Elbert.
Because her home was close to the sea, she began surfing at an early age of 4 in 1954. What inspired her more to her interest in surfing is when she was able to get a taste of international surfing competition in the mid-1950s when surfers from all over the world gathered in Makaha.
Career and Achievements
At the age of 14 in 1964, she joined her first ever surfing competition. Because there was no category for women yet, she competed alongside with the boys and beat them all the way to the top. She continued to compete in the men's category until a women's category was set up later on.
In 1976, she founded the Menehune ("little people") Surfing Championships. Now, it is the biggest surfing competition for junior-levels in the world.
Sunn struggled as a young woman surfer amidst the male-dominated sport. That is why in 1979 Cheap Chris Kreider Jersey , she co-founded the Women's Professional Surfing Association along with other women surfing champs to give women a voice in the surfing professional community. It was triggered by a South African surfing competition incident, where she and her surfing buddies spent almost $2,000 to get there but only to find out that the prize for the women's was only $300 compared to the higher stakes in the men's division.
Sunn was a child of the ocean and an all water-woman. In her hometown Makaha, she