Lisa is a US based, 4 time world champion surfer. Named as one of the 100 greatest sportswomen of the year, and entered into the Surfer’s Hall of Fame, Florida-born Lisa has won almost every surf title there is, multiple times. Beginning surfing at the age of 13, she was the only female surfer in her hometown.
In the early 80’s, women’s surfing was underground, and surfing in general was seen as a man's sport. However, Andersen worked hard to impress her peers with her smooth but aggressive style.
After making competitive history as a single mum, Andersen's persona soon became iconic, transforming women's surfing more than any surfer before her. While women surfers still trail behind men in terms of pay and coverage, there is no doubt that female surfing would have missed a crucial burst of progress without the style and performance juggernaut of Lisa Andersen.