‘If I can be that representation for younger swimmers, younger athletes growing up, then I’ve definitely done my job.’
‘Yeah. For me, as a teenager, it [surfing] for sure saved my life. When I think of the things that I was struggling with and the angst that I was carrying, and identity shit that I was trying to figure out, family stuff, etc., it was the one place where I could go and just be so … even.’
‘She kept on riding waves—and in so doing saved surfing for all generations to come.’
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