Who says you can't run a surf company from Fort Collins, Colorado? Not Tracey Hagemann. She had to leave the West Coast when her husband got a new job, but in January, this 12-year surf veteran launched A Woman's Shape Surf Co. (http://www.awssurf.com), an online wet suit/clothing/surfboard venture with expected sales of $95,000 this year. Thanks to e-commerce, Hagemann, 29, can offer more-than-competitive prices to female surfers. And by working with surfboard designer Shannon Payne-McIntyre, 23, she can sell a variety of customized boards.
The bulletin board on her site gives women a venue to build a stronger surfing community. Says Hagemann: "I thought there was a need for something about the essence of women's surfing, without the hype."
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