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Celebrating 30 years of surfing

Lane Davey is celebrating 30 years of surfing in 2017. She began surfing after  her family moved to the Big Island of Hawai‘i  late 1985. The male dominated and heavily localized surf spots were nothing new to LaneSki when she began surfing in 1987. Her Hip Hop background seemed to be a footstool into an arena where women and caucasians weren't always welcome. In 1989, she moved to Oahu to pursue a fashion degree at the University of Hawai‘i and found herself falling in love with some of the worlds most notably dangerous waves.


It was no accident that upon graduation in 1993, Lane would design the first women's boardshort. "There are a lot of companies who try to take credit for it now," says Davey, "but most of them are men who had been manufacturing boardshorts for 20 some odd years before developing a women's short. Truth be told, the reason noone wanted to incorporate a women's boardshort into their label was because they did not support the idea of women surfing, at all which is why I started my company and called it Us Girls." She claims that it is the original women's surf line and quite possibly even the first real women's action sports apparel line. In 1994, Lane won the Hawaii State Surfing Championships and then turned pro. While still managing an account list of about 50 stores and distributor in Japan, she put her surfboard in one hand and her sample bag in the other to promote her label as she traveled the world on the ASP Pro Tour starting in 1998.


Discouraged by the 1-2 ft beach breaks on tour, she eventually opted to stay home and enjoy the world class reef breaks right in her backyard while spending more time with her newly wedded husband & professional surf photographer Sean Davey. At that time Lane began pursuing bigger waves in an arena which was and is still pretty unknown to women. Lane has surfed waves in the 18 ft range at Waimea Bay (30 ft face) and one of the first and few women to paddle out to 2nd reef Pipeline, which is where the waves break in the 12-15 ft range. For years she was the only girl out on any kind of consistent basis untill the movie Blue Crush came out and kindled a curiosity for women surfers to attempt it. With that short fuse, Lane worked alongside legendary surfer and promoter Banzai Betty to hold the first women's surfing contest at Pipeline in 2005. She has been instrumental in making Pipe a concievable pursuit for the next generation of women surfers and still surfs it on a regular basis even at 47 years old. More



Surfing Resume

Media: Magazines/ Newspapers

Media:

Magazines/ Newspapers:

USA: Surfing, SG Cover, WWD (Women's Wear Daily), Surf Life for Women, Surfer, Wahine, H3O, Honolulu Star Bulletin, Tiare Girl, Shred, Carnival(cover), Freesurf Magazine, VW Driver (international), Hawaiian Waves Calendar, Playboy(surf shot/no nudity),WSSM Japan:Surfaholic, Surfing Life, Fine, Flow, Surf Trip, Germany:Allegra

Austrailia:Chick, Underground Surf, Waves France:Trip Surf, Surf Saga Brazil:Now(cover)

Web:Allaboutsurf.com, Surf2b.com, MSM



Ads

Us Girls Hawaii, Us Girls Japan, Beachgirls, Fluid Skateboards, Peak Wetsuits Australia, Hang Loose Brazil, Expedia, Gath, Watergirl

Books

 Women Surfing in the Waves (quote), Frommers Oahu 10th edition(cover)

TV/Movie/Videos

Lifetime Television, H3O, Backdoor, channel 2 News surf reports, Wet n Wild, E!,MTV, Surf Sista Documentary Austrailia, double for Hoku Ho in "How do I feel" music video, Blue Crush, Cheryl Crow's top video "Soak up the Sun", Rebel TV Europe,

Us Girls Freedom Bodyboarding, Soaking Wet Girls, Flip Cryp Clips, Raw Power, Fluid Combustion, Womens Pipe Video

Best Contest Results

1st Place Volcom Pro Am 2001

1st Place Local Motion Surf into Summer 2000

+ winner of Surfing Girls Biggest Manuver award 2000

1st Place China's Wahine Classic 1999

1st Place Hawaii State Championships 1994

Quarterfinals Women's Pipeline Championships 2005-07

2 years on WQS Pro Tour 1999-2001 Best results: 7th place

California, Virginia Beach, Africa, Austrailia, France,)



Previous Sports History

X- Country -1986-88 4th place state championships

Track & Field -100m hurdles-3rd place, 300m hurdles- 5th place Hawaii States

SB Diving. -2nd place state meet

Swimming -several awards in breaststroke and IM at age 9

Gymnastics -Class II State champion, Class I 5th place state 11th place regional (Region II). Also competed on Elite level.

Breakdancing/ Hip Hop dancing - B-Girl Pioneer since 1983

Athletic Awards: Athlete of the Year 1988, Whos Who in Highschool Sports, Bonnie Bell Sports Award,