Professor Cunningham on Surf at the 'Impeccable Maverick's'

December 10, 2015

THE INERTIA -- This particular swell had XXL potential, and I was committed to document my big-wave buddy Bianca Valenti showing what women are capable of in waves of consequence. I knew my favorite superstars — including Bianca, Emi Erikson, and Savannah Shaughnessy — would be in the water and I didn’t want to miss the possibility of getting a cover shot. Local regulars and new visitors from around the world were back at it again the next day, but my job as a professor of multimedia journalism at SF State and my duties as mom were back at the top of the priorities as the swell moved on to Mexico. Something tells me we’re in for a few more memorable shows this season.