I loved being interviewed on the ‘Lead Like a Woman’ Show Podcast where I shared great lessons and stories. Empowering Women to Empower Others!
— October 2022

Oregon State University
Winter, 2022

My Mom, My Hero: A Trailblazing Wave Woman

Vicky Durand remembers her inspiring, adventurous mother and their shared experiences surfing in the 1950s and ’60s.

Ageist Magazine
October 26, 2021

Inspire You & Me with Host Jessica Lani Rich: Guest Vicky Durand
WGN NEWS, Channel 9, Chicago: July 29, 2021

One woman’s historic barrier breaking in the surfing world, Good Day LA, Fox Channel 11 Los Angeles
July 24, 2021

TV News Channel 8 Tampa: Newscaster Maggie Rodriguez interviews Vicky Durand of Wave Woman: the incredible story of the first professional female surfer
July 20, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW recommends in their Summer Reading Edition, the book WAVE WOMAN: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer, which recounts a life of adventure and rugged individualism lived in an era when such things were thought to be the exclusive province of men.
Spring/Summer 2020

See The Show! Podcast with Helen Fritsch and Vicky Durand

San Francisco Chronicle: The Inspiring Story of Betty Winstedt, the Hawaiian Woman who Became a Champion in her 40s
February, 27, 2021

KCBS TV8, San Diego: Surfing in the 1950s was not for the faint of heart. The boards were big and heavy and it was considered a macho sport; ‘Wave Woman’: The life and struggles of a surfing pioneer
August 24, 2021

Cheddar TV News: We Have A Lot to Learn From Surfing Pioneer Betty Winstedt
August 16, 2021

LA Unscripted, KTLA Channel 5: Vicky Durand details her mother’s surfing experience in the book ‘Wave Woman’
August 16, 2021

Tampa Bay’s Morning Blend, ABC Action News “The Story of the First Professional Female Surfer”
August 13, 2021

The Wave Woman Summer 2021 Book Tour

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

Mother’s Day at Waikiki–Vicky Durand Reminisces about the Golden Age of Surfing with her Mom by Vicky Durand for the Hawaii Reporter
May 4, 2021

FIDM: Apparel Industry Management Grad Vicky Durand Pens Book About Her Surfing Pioneer Mother
October 1, 2020

3 New Books By Hawai‘i Writers That You Should Read Right Now

by Don Wallace
for Honolulu Magazine

January 2021

Podcast “Wave Woman: A look into the inspiring life of one of the first female competitive surfers”
April 3, 2021


CSULB ’49er Industry Interview with Vicky Durand Liljestrand Class of ’89
August 26, 2020

Radio Show: American Voices with Senator Bill Bradley on SiriusXM Radio “Remembering a Surfing Pioneer”
August 23, 2020

This Ocean Life Podcast, Episode 126: Author Vicky Durand: ‘Wave Woman’ the Book and Waikiki Surfing in the 1950s
August 17, 2020

Podcast: Host Alessandro Presents The Temple of Surf Interview with Vicky Durand and Wave Woman
July 23, 2020

WAG Magazine (Westchester and Greenwich), Still Riding the Big One, by Georgette Gouveia
June 20, 2020

Weird Waves Podcast, Episode 45: Guest Vicki Durand, Author of “Wave Woman”
June 1, 2020

Ocean Magazine, “Wave Woman” Philosophy Defines the Dynamic!
June/July 2020

Japanese Translation: Ocean Magazine 青:専門用語・名所など リサーチ/チェックAugust 2020

Steve Jordan, ‘I AM Healthy & Fit PODCAST’ Look at What You Can Do! with Vicky Durand
May 27, 2020

da Shop Bookstore presents “Wave Woman – Author Presentation and Talk Story” with author Vicky Durand and host Don Wallace
Mother’s Day, 2020

The Hamptons, Interview: Champion Surfer and Author Vicky Heldreich Durand on “Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer” by Alexandra Talty
May 1, 2020

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Reading Unconfined, by Mindy Pennybacker
Sunday, April 19, 2020

Honolulu Star-Advertiser Video: “Debut Memoir Tells Story of Hawaii Surfing Pioneer, Sunday April 19, 2020

HI-Luxury Magazine: Family Fortune: In a powerful new book, champion surfer Vicky Durand shares treasured tales of her inimitable mother
April-May 2020

Honolulu Magazine: Bookmarks the Spot; Wave Woman A Force of Nature
April 2020

Resilience–Three Women Authors of Hawai‘i; Memoirs of extraordinary lives by Susanna Moore, Victoria Durand, and Toby Neal.

Art Report Today Book Review: Life’s a Beach! Wave Woman by Edith Frampton, Ph.D.
April 29, 2020

Honolulu Magazine: Things to Do at Home: The Best Books to Read to Stay Entertained Inside This Weekend, Wave Woman
April 9, 2020

Seattle Radio WARM 106.9: Inspirational Women With Kate Daniels “Vicky Durand: Never Too Late To Learn Something New!”
March 29, 2020

Honolulu Reporter: An Excerpt from Wave Woman, a new memoir from Hawaii author, Vicky Heldreich Durand
March 21, 2020

Podcast: Dropping In with Diane Dewey Surfs Up! Ride the Waves with a Pioneer Female Surfer
March 13, 2020

Podcast: Beyond The Headlines with Renee Washington
March 9, 2020

Hawaii News Now: Pacific Pulse With Guy Hagi
In this Pacific Pulse, Guy Hagi speaks to Vicky Heldreich Durand, who wrote a book about her mother called “Wave Woman: The Life and Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer.”
February 25, 2020

Podcast: “Her Sports Story,” with Bethany Crouch
Author Vicky Durand discusses inspiration, women athletes and her new book.
February 15, 2020

Betty’s Break by Laura
“Wave Woman Betty Windstedt, It’s Never Too Late to Follow a Dream”
December 20, 2019

The Hawaii Reporter by Robert Kay
“New Book Reveals The Untold Story of Surfing Pioneer Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt”
December 9, 2019

The Honolulu Advertiser by Gwen Kekaula
“A Legend Young At Heart: Betty Heldreich Winstedt”
April 18, 2005

Your Intuitive Life by Julia Marie
“Inspired by Someone I Never Met, Her Name Was Betty Winstedt”
April 23, 2012

International Women’s Leadership Conference Contest Winner 2009 – Betty Heldreich Winstedt
Interview by State Representative Maile Shimabukuro about Betty’s Pottery
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