Lisa Andersen: style and grace in the waves

She won four ASP Women's World Tour titles in a row from 1994 to 1997. Lisa Andersen is the star of the third annual SurfAid Cup Malibu, to be surfed on the 6th September, 2014.

At 45, the New York surfer girl is back in the competitive line-up. Lisa Andersen started surfing at 13, when professional female surfing was still a mirage.

After winning 35 National Scholastic Surfing Association trophies in eight months, the blonde wave rider embarked on a pro career and only retired in 2001.

"This event is special to me because it raises funds to help communities in the Mentawai Islands, where I just visited a couple of weeks ago to surf some of the best waves in the world. The format of this event is so much fun, and that's what surfing is all about," explains Andersen.

Jen Smith, Greg Long, Travis Logie, Adrian Buchan, Strider Wasilewski, Kassia Meador, Rosy Hodge and Taylor Knox have also confirmed their presence in the SurfAid Cup Malibu.

Teams of four surfers aim to raise at least $5,000 for SurfAid. A bonus of competing is getting a chance to surf the classic Malibu point break with only a few people in the water.

The nine teams entered so far are Firewire, North County Surf, SurfAiders, Malaria Free Mentawai, Frank-N-Riders, Every Mother/Every Child, Boston Consulting, Dr Dave & Crew, and Team Kinkead.