Project Danger Woman

$3,420 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 25 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 32
Posted by Kim Hamrock
6 days ago
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The book "My Grandma Surfs Better Than You" - A Women's Guide to Catching More Waves, is so close to being in print I can smell the pages!!! I am going to print up as many as I have the $$$ for!!! I will keep everyone posted for when it is finished. I will also let you know where the book signings will be!!! Thank you for helping my dream come true!!!
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Update 31
Posted by Kim Hamrock
21 days ago
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Got the manuscript back from the formatter last night. I reviewed it, made a few minor corrections and sent it back. I am so anxious and excited to get so close to a long term goal. I have enjoyed the journey!!!
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Update 30
Posted by Kim Hamrock
23 days ago
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Thank you everyone! I am so excited that I keep checking my email to get the formatted version of My Grandma Surfs Better Than You. As soon as I get it it is going straight to the Publisher! I giving this another push so I can print up as many copies as possible! Because of everyones patience I am including a DANGER WOMAN sticker with you book!
Been a bit wrapped up lately
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Update 29
Posted by Kim Hamrock
1 month 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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Pamela Clark-Fender
22 days ago

I'm so excited to receive your incredible book! You are such an INSPIRATION to me and Many! Your kind and caring! Let the love .. peace shine through you always! Thank you for your kindness to me during a difficult time!! I can feel your healing energy! Keep on Surfing FOREVER!! Love Pamela Fender❤️☮️‍♀️

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Kay Holt
13 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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$3,420 of $8,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 25 months
Created March 30, 2015
$50
Pamela Clark-Fender
25 days ago
KA
$25
Kimberly Andersen
2 months ago

You inspire me! xoxo

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

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

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

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

Pamela Clark-Fender
22 days ago

I'm so excited to receive your incredible book! You are such an INSPIRATION to me and Many! Your kind and caring! Let the love .. peace shine through you always! Thank you for your kindness to me during a difficult time!! I can feel your healing energy! Keep on Surfing FOREVER!! Love Pamela Fender❤️☮️‍♀️

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Kay Holt
13 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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