Women Articles by Date

October 2012

  • Unfinished Business: A Look Into The Mind of Olympic Silver Medalist Lisa Norden From the Oakley Safehouse in Kona

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    2012 Olympic silver medalist, Lisa Norden spent over a week with us during the IRONMAN World Championships, living in the Kona Oakley Safehouse along side Oakley staff members. At first glance, Norden can be perceived as a bit shy; quiet perhaps. But over time, you begin to get the sense that Norden is not so much shy, as she is just a down right polite, well mannered girl from Sweden, trying not over-impose in any way (she didn’t). After a bit of coaxing, Norden opened up and fit right in, just like she was a part of the Oakley family, which she is.

  • Nikki Van Dijk Wins Women's Oakley World Pro Junior, Crowned ASP World Junior Champ

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    At first light, Keramas essentially did the job of the contest director and made the call: the women’s Final of the Oakley World Pro Junior would run. With well-overhead, glassy barrels peeling down the reef, it was the ideal stage for determining the best women’s junior surfer in the world. Nikki Van Dijk and Bianca Buitendag likely approached the waterline with thoughts of both glory and terror. Find the right one, claim the biggest title in junior surfing. Pick the wrong one: say hello to the reef.

  • Quincy Davis Finishes Equal-3rd at Oakley World Pro Junior; Women's Finalists Decided

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    Six days ago, the first day Quincy Davis paddled out at Keramas, she was her usual shy self. The lineup was filled with amped-up, stoked-to-be-trunking-it-in-Bali young men who were ripping turns and boosting airs. Most weren’t taking into consideration the idea of “Ladies first.” Between the excess testosterone and the concern over the reef bottom, she didn’t get much opportunity to acclimate to the conditions.

  • Oakley Partners With YSC for Breast Cancer Awareness During IRONMAN World Championships in Kona

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    Posted about 2 years ago by John Ohail

    Oakley and the Young Survival Coalition are at it again. Continuing their successful, four-year partnership, the two have come together once more for a great cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Oakley has created a small selection of pink and white versions of their newest sport performance sunglass; Radarlock. The glasses are designated for a select group of IRONMAN World Championship elite athletes and Oakley has pledged $100 to the YSC for every athlete who crosses the finish line in Kona wearing the pink and white editions.

  • Spotlight Shifts to the Ladies on Day 2 of the Oakley World Pro Junior in Bali

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    Posted about 2 years ago by Chasen Marshall

    On Day 2 of the Oakley World Pro Junior, the focus was turned toward the ladies. The winds came up and the swell had dropped, but the long right at Canggu was still running and rippable – though challenging with some chop on the face. Nonetheless, the women didn’t have any trouble demonstrating why they’re the top junior surfers in the world.