Project Danger Woman

$3,370 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 24 months
Everyone has a story to tell. My story has helped inspire thousands, and now I want to reach out and inspire millions more. I am passionate to help others go beyond their fears and strive for their highest potential. This is the kind of energy I put into all my creative endeavors. I am launching my first book, My Grandma Surfs Better than You: A Woman’s Guide to Catching More Waves.

With your generous donation, you can help make this happen.

I started surfing on a regular basis when I was 16 years old, but I did not surf competitively until I was 30 and a mother of three. After winning several United States Surfing Championships, I won the Women’s World Longboard Championships at age 42. For years, I was the only woman invited to surf in the prestigious Central Surf Longboard Tube Riding Invitational at Puerto Escondido, Mexico. I won the all women’s Banzai Pipeline Surfing Championships at age 45, being the oldest competitor in the event. I was the only woman to ever be invited to the Red Bull Big Wave event at Dungeons in South Africa and the first woman to surf and tow in surf there. In 2005, I also got runner up for the XXL Big Wave Awards, and I was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame.

With years of experience, surfing and giving surf lessons, I want to share my knowledge and expertise to make surfing safer for both beginners and skilled surfers alike. You will find out why they call me Danger Woman through my personal stories and illustrations. I share most of my 'tricks of the trade' to catching more waves. Safety tips for all surfers as well as what you need to know about surf etiquette, the unwritten rules of surfing, and how to work your way into any line up. Included is a glossary of over 150 surfing terms to help even the novice understand the lingo.

Any donations made are greatly appreciated and will help launch this book for publication, distribution, book signings and promotional materials. Thank you very much for supporting this educational and autobiographical book.

Kim Hamrock aka Danger Woman - Artist, Writer, Musician, Master Surf Instructor, 12x USA Surfing Champion, World Longboard Champion, Surfing Walk of Famer, Big wave pioneer.
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Update 29
Posted by Kim Hamrock
8 hours ago
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Oh my I think I forgot how to surf!!! I am too busy with the final stages of the book!!! I am in a huge art show on
April 23 and will be drawing cartoons live. I hope to have the book ready to sell at the show. Please check out the RAW VERSE flyers I will be posting for more information. Thank you everyone for being so kind, generous and patient!!!!
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Update 28
Posted by Kim Hamrock
28 days ago
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Yes! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am so excited. So close to printing. I promise this book will make you laugh. Those of you who know me will get to know me better. I have enough stories to last a lifetime. These stories were chosen mostly to let you know why I think the boys named me DANGER WOMAN!
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Update 27
Posted by Kim Hamrock
1 month ago
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Rumor has it my book is done!!! I wish! There was a first printing for the Surf Expo but, it really wasn't ready. All the corrections are being made. When I'm done with this book I'm going to blog about the challenges I've been through writing this book. At this point, I have a love/hate relationship with it. Now don't give up hope. You all know I am not a quitter. My goal is to have the book in print before the end of February 2017! Please pray!!! I'm very excited to first get the book to all my generous donors, then out to the public!
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Update 26
Posted by Kim Hamrock
1 month ago
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Wow! Overwhelmed with book response. For all of you who have donated thank you. The first printing had a few typos and the graphics were far from the quality I approve.
All of you will get the first edition with the corrections and personally autographed along with a Danger Woman sticker for you patience. My goal is to have it in print and in your hands before the end of February. I will do my best to get it out ASAP! I have the envelopes ready and addressed! Thanks I am so grateful! DW
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Kay Holt
12 months ago

Hey Kimbo, am so frigging proud of you. You will always be the most inspirational big wave charger I have ever met . I would love to promote your book in SAfrica. .

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$3,370 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 49 people in 24 months
Created March 30, 2015
KA
$25
Kimberly Andersen
1 month ago

You inspire me! xoxo

TG
$25
Trevor Green
1 month ago
MH
$30
Mike Hamrock
2 months ago
MH
$100
Margeaux Hamrock
2 months ago

I am so proud of you! This is so cool Mom!

JN
$50
Jill Nakano
2 months ago
LB
$25
Linda Benson
2 months ago
LH
$25
Laurie Hamblin
2 months ago
LP
$100
Lindsay Posner
3 months ago
SW
$25
Seran Williams
3 months ago

It's a story that must be told and shared! Best of everything to ya, Kim, always.

AN
$25
Annie Newland
3 months ago

much success to you Kim, my sister, my best friend,my teacher.Thank you for showing me how to keep charging ahead by sharing your passion, your insight, your experience and birthing this book for all of us to read. I look forward to celebrating your life story in print!! Love U! Annie

Kay Holt
12 months ago

Hey Kimbo, am so frigging proud of you. You will always be the most inspirational big wave charger I have ever met . I would love to promote your book in SAfrica. .

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