Thirty-five-year-old Elizabeth Glazner didn't surf until she met avid surfer Marilyn Edwards, 46, in 1993. Glazner was immediately put off by surf shops and magazines which, back then, catered to a "teenage boy world." So in 1994, the pair decided to make waves with Wahine, the world's first surfing and water sports magazine for women.
"I worked for free," says Glazner, a veteran reporter, "and Marilyn sold her 1964 Porsche [to finance the start-up]." Since the Long Beach, California, magazine's first issue, published in 1995, sales have increased tenfold.