Four-time world champion Frieda Zamba rose to the top
of the surfing world against all odds. Born and raised
surfing the mediocre conditions of Flagler Beach on
the East Coast of Florida, Zamba trained at an early
age to become one of the most accomplished surfers ever.
Besides winning the title in 84, 85, 86, and '88, Zamba
holds an ASP women's tour record for finishing the circuit
in three for six straight years.
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tenacious competitive instinct and radical style in a
variety of conditions far outweighed her humble beginnings
as a surfer on the East Coast. Whether it was two-foot
Huntington Beach, where she dominated the competition
in one of her many Op Pro victories or overhead Bells
Beach, Zamba knew how to get the job done. She credits
much of her success to the constant support she received
aIong the way from her husband, manager, shaper, and coach,
Rea Shaw. After 10 solid years as an ASP veteran, Zamba
returned to her home in Florida to concentrate on her
family and new career as a sales rep. She now handles
the Southeast territory for Spy sunglasses.