Play, believe, achieve shaped life of big-wave surfer Gerhardt

Like the good teacher that she is, Sarah Gerhardt described riding the giant waves at the renown surf break Mavericks in a way everyone could understand. Gerhardt, the first woman to surf Mavericks, was the keynote speaker Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s Women in Sports Luncheon at the Earl Warren Showgrounds. She explained that surfing a huge wave is like going on one of those scary, stomach-churning roller-coasters at Magic Mountain. “It’s like going on that ride … [Read more...]