Posted: November 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm

In the early 80′s France Hazar and Andrea Ferreira from Brazil were two of the first girl bodyboarders to charge large Pipe. They had to battle for waves against the guys but their gutsy performances soon earnt them a place in the lineup. Coming from Brazil’s smaller waves they were forced to  adapt to the more powerful Northshore conditions. France  inspired other Brazil girls like Stephanie Petterson, Mariana and Isabella Noueira, Glenda Kozlowski,Daniela Freitas, Leila Ali , Carla Costa and Neymara Carvelho to name just a few to follow in her path and dominate Girls bodyboarding in the coming years. Below France charging in Hawaii.

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