Professor Cunningham Discusses Women's Big-Wave Surfing

Monday, January 25, 2021
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Two days have been deemed historic at Mavericks this season, and Valenti was a shining light each time. On December 8, when perfect weather and 50-foot drops produced what many called the best day ever, Valenti caught eight waves — a stunning number in light of such consequence — and “she was just on fire,” said Sachi Cunningham, a longtime surf photographer/filmmaker and an associate professor of Journalism at San Francisco State. “Dominating, really.”