The Girls Of Summer

One of the hottest beach-wear accessories for women this summer is a surfboard. More women are attending girls-only surfing camps and participating in competitions. According to Board-Trac, a California research firm specializing in action sports, 16% to 22% of the country's 2.4 million surfers are female, and the percentage of women surfing every day has more than doubled in the past three years. "We've come a long way since Gidget," says Board-Trac managing director Marie Case. Hollywood has picked up on the trend; Disney's Lilo & Stitch and Universal's Blue Crush, both of which celebrate female surfing, may make riding the...

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