Some bits from an interview I did on my mother-in-law, Janet MacPherson for Whalebone Magazine:
Did you ever feel like surfing was this feminist move?
I never thought about it. Some of the guys were really nice to me and some of them weren’t. Some of them didn’t really like a gal out there with them.
What did you wear surfing in the early days?
We used to go to the thrift stores and buy cashmere sweaters and wear them out in the water to keep warm. We didn’t have brands back then [laughs].
Who are some of the people you remember surfing with “back in the day”?
JM: Philip “Flippy” Hoffman, “Renny” Yater, Tom Morey (Morey invented the Boogie Board in the 70s), “Grubby” Clark, Gus Gustafson, Jim Foley, the Van Dyke Brothers and Jack O’Neill (of O’Neill wetsuits). I’ve been surfing with them since we were all in college.