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Surfing world needs to shed Weinstein-like behavior

Mindy Pennybacker
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BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

Professional surfer Carissa Moore wants to be judged by her athletic performance — not their looks. “I’m not going to wear the small bikinis,” Moore wrote in a 2014 letter published in Surfer magazine. “That’s not me.”

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COURTESY DUKE PRESS

“The Critical Surf Studies Reader” (Duke, 2017), edited by Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee and Alexander Sotelo Eastman, addresses ways in which the surf industry markets female athletes as girly, teensy-bikini-clad babes.