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Hamasaki, Joey


Small, shy, whisper-voiced regularfooter from Honolulu, Hawaii; runner-up in the 1966 World Surfing Championships, and remembered for her subtle but beautiful technique. Hamasaki was born (1946) and raised in Honolulu, and began surfing at age 10 in Waikiki. In 1963 she moved to Dana Point, California, where she lived for 10 years.

Had it not been for Capistrano Beach surfer and two-time world champion Joyce Hoffman, Hamasaki would have been the dominant woman surfer of the era. As it was, t...