Friday, July 16 at Noon (EST): News Channel 8 WFLA TV, Tampa, Florida, See It Here

Wednesday, July 21 at 6PM: California Surf Museum, Click Here

Thursday, July 22 at 11AM: Coronado Public Library, More Info Click Here

Friday, July 23 at 10AM and 8PM (PST): KZSB AM 1290: The Elizabeth Stewart, PhD Show; Live Stream Here; Sunday July 25 at 11AM (PST)

Saturday, July 24 at 1-3PM: Surf of July Weekend at Outlets in San Clemente

Sunday, July 25 at 11AM-2PM: Bay Books, Coronado, More Info Click Here

Monday, July 26 at 10:30AM (EST): NBC, South Florida

Tuesday, July 27 at 10AM (PST): Los Angeles KTLA TV, Channel 5, Interview with Reporter Liberte Chan

Wednesday, July 28 at 5:30 –7:30PM: Meet ‘n Greet at Warm Collective, Costa Mesa, CA Click Here

Thursday, July 29 at 9:15AM (CT): Chicago TV WGNTV, See it Here

Thursday, July 29 at 4PM: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Click Here

Friday, July 30 at 6-8PM: Duke’s Restaurant Malibu, Author Vicky Durand with Surf Writer Jim Kempton and Kathy Kohner a.k.a. The Real Gidget, Click Here

Saturday, July 31 at 10AM: Book Party at One Gun Ranch, Malibu Pier, Click Here


“Betty Heldreich Winstedt, the Wave Woman, was a true adventurer at a time when it was much harder to stake out that turf.”
~ Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia

Wave Woman Betty Heldreich is the kind of person I admire—women and men who are one hundred percent, authentically themselves. I am inspired by her positive resilience and passion for life.”
~  Carissa Moore, pro surfer and Women’s World Tour Champion

“Morph together Amelia Earhart, Frida Kahlo, Emily Dickinson and Esther Williams and you have Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt—a 20th Century Wonder Woman.”
~ Ben Marcus, former editor of Surfer Magazine

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Philosophy defines the dynamic and hard-fought life of Betty Pembroke Heldreich who believed that anything exciting was worth trying at least once. When her airplane went down, the young pilot got back up.
            Wave Woman is a charming and intimate biography, a love letter from a daughter to her progressive mother who broke glass ceilings with simple curiosity and desire. Betty trained to swim in the 1936 Olympic Games. She eloped on a hunch and learned the tough lessons of love. With an entrepreneurial creativity and a drive for self-sufficiency, Betty found meaning as a sculptor, a dental hygienist, a jeweler, a fisherwoman, a potter and a poet. 
            In Hawaii, the thrill of big waves crashing at Makaha Beach inspired the 41-year-old mother to pick up a surfboard, conquer her fears and compete as a champion!
            Wave Woman speaks clearly to all women–and men–searching for self-confidence, fulfillment and true happiness.