About Beverly Sanders

Bev Sanders has made empowering women her lifelong commitment. At the age of 44, she took a surfing lesson while on vacation in Maui. The experience inspired her to launch Las Olas Surf Safaris for Women, the original women's surf camp. At a time when surfing was clearly a male-dominated sport, Las Olas inspired thousands of women to paddle out and catch their first wave. Today, Las Olas is called “the Golden Door of surf camps” by the press and "transformative fun" by her guests.  Bev's pioneering spirit didn't start in the waves. In 1982, she co-founded one of the first snowboard companies and helped launch a whole new sport. Always an advocate for women's opportunities, she was later recognized as the Pioneer Woman of Snowboarding by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine. and received their prestigious Tranny Award in 1997.  Bev and her crew continue to operate Las Olas, the surf vacation designed to meet the needs of women who aspire to challenge and inspire themselves to make a difference. Their motto:  We make girls out of women.