Diversity in surfing
The ocean does not judge. It rewards you for your courage to step outside your comfort zone, pick up a surfboard and learn to ride the wonderful waves our oceans produce. Anyone with the ability to pick up a surfboard and give it a go can fall in love with the sport of surfing; the ocean doesn’t care how old you are, where you live, what job you have or what you look like. It’s a ‘free sport’ that can be performed all over the world, by anyone.
As time goes on and more people find out about this mesmerising, adrenalinefuelled sport, new surf destinations begin to emerge – destinations that you may never have considered a surf spot. But these communities are home to surfing pioneers, and are joining the ever-growing, worldwide surf family. And in these new surfing communities are female surfers from different backgrounds and cultures, who are breaking traditions and – in some cases – risking everything for their love of surfing.
In this issue we are celebrating these women. And even though this may only be a snapshot of female surfers from around the world, this article is dedicated to each and every one of you. We are all sisters of the sea; together we should celebrate how far women’s surfing as come and praise those who have had to fight to ride the waves.