Arlene Maltman

During the summer of 1976, aged 12, Arlene Maltman borrowed boards and suits and kept practicing in the whitewater. She won the European Championships in 1984 and the British in 1984. She is President of Jersey Surf Club.

Interview: Sarah Palmer 14/11/12 Ref: AV4060

Full interview available in The First Wave Archive.

Away from the land

Sponsorship savvy

Sharing your soul

Competing against Linda

Hippy scene

Surfing exposure

No girls event

Girls can’t really surf

Getting hooked


Breaking into comp scene

The ugly side