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Book Review: Surf Sister By Mary Osborne

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Sister Surfer: A Woman’s Guide to Surfing with Bliss and Courage, co-authored by Mary Osborne.

Mary Osborne has illuminated her name with a spirit and character so wonderfully appealing that it stands as a symbol unto itself.  Her name, along with her activism and environmental work, has been synonymous with the burgeoning movement of women’s surfing during the past decade.

Mary has an enormous list of achievements and truly is an ambassador to the sport of surfing. Mary traveled to China in the fall of 2010 to surf the tidal bore of Qiantang River, the world’s largest and fastest bore where she become the first female to surf the natural phenomenon. The 2009 and 2010 winner of the MSA Classic, as well as win the '2003 Action Girl of the Year' and was nominated for the 2003 Teen Choice Award, 'Best Female Athlete'.

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This book was, and still is today, a source of inspiration for women to catch their first wave. About sharing the exhilarating feeling of freedom, pure joy and peace that comes from playing in the waves. Mary shares her wisdom about gear, techniques and the love of surfing. A great read for any water women out there that is ready to learn to surf this summer.

The book’s publication in 2005 coincided with the onset of Mary's philanthropic and environmental work. She has since teamed with a number of non profits, engaging in a slew of public speaking events around the world in attempts to raise environmental activism. She currently lives in California where she writes for various publications, owns and operates Mary Osborne Surf Camps and Retreats.

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About Surf Sister

Surf Sister offers visitors the latest surfing related product releases, independent reviews, surf fitness techniques, news and events, all with a little personality.

Surf Sister’s aim is to unite surfing women around Australia and the world by empowering and informing females of all ages whilst promoting women’s surfing, culture and lifestyle :)

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