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Emerson, Nancy


Vivacious blond pro surfer and surfing instructor from Hawaii. Born (1952) in Hollywood, California, and raised in Malibu and Pacific Palisades, Emerson began surfing at age nine, and at 17 moved to Hawaii. She had a fine run as an amateur competitor. In 1966, at age 14, Emerson placed runner-up to Joey Hamasaki in the Malibu Invitational, and the following year she finished 3rd in the Makaha International. Emerson took fourth in the 1969 US Championships.

Emerson received a B.A. in social s...