Wendy Botha

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Wendy Botha (born 22 August 1965) is a four-time world surfing champion. She won her first title as a South African citizen in 1987, then she became an Australian citizen and won three more titles in 1989, 1991, and 1992. She also posed nude for Australian Playboy for the September issue of 1992.[citation needed] Botha married New Zealand rugby league international and television star Brent Todd in 1993. They had two children, Jessica and Ethan, and split in about 2005.

Botha was inducted into the Surfing Walk of Fame in Huntington Beach, California in 2009 as that year's Woman of the Year.[1] In October 2018, she was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Connelly, Laylan (15 July 2009). "Surfing Walk of Fame inductees announced". Beach Blog. The Orange County Register. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012. Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  2. ^ "Wendy Botha surfs into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame". Sport Australia Hall of Fame website. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
Preceded by
Frieda Zamba
World surfing champion (Women)
1987
Succeeded by
Frieda Zamba
Preceded by
Frieda Zamba
World surfing champion (Women)
1989
Succeeded by
Pam Burridge
Preceded by
Pam Burridge
World surfing champion (Women)
1991 - 1992
Succeeded by
Pauline Menczer