Di­ver­sity in surf­ing

Surf Girl - - Snap Shot - Cor­rine Evans

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.

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