Mindy Pennybacker: Title IX Profile, Rell Sunn was a trail blazer for her community and for many female surfers
By Mindy Pennybacker
Aug. 4, 2022
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Rell Sunn, 1995.
Rell Sunn took to the sea with her surfboard in 1983. This photo was shot by former Star-Advertiser photographr Dennis Oda and he considered it one of his favorites. Everytime they met, Oda said he “always left feeling a little better” because of the person that Sunn was.