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Hawaii women seek equality in North Shore surf competitions

  • PIERRE TOSTEE / WSL
                                Four-time World Surf League Champion Carissa Moore surfed in a competition in July in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, where women’s divisions share the same surf breaks with men’s divisions in WSL events.

    PIERRE TOSTEE / WSL

    Four-time World Surf League Champion Carissa Moore surfed in a competition in July in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa, where women’s divisions share the same surf breaks with men’s divisions in WSL events.

  • KAREN WILSON / ASP
                                Rochelle Ballard, pictured in 2004 competing in The Roxy Pro Haleiwa, said she considers the North Shore the ultimate proving ground of surfing.

    KAREN WILSON / ASP

    Rochelle Ballard, pictured in 2004 competing in The Roxy Pro Haleiwa, said she considers the North Shore the ultimate proving ground of surfing.

  • WSL / 2018
                                Keala Kennelly testified in support of gender equity at North Shore surf competitions at a Jan. 29 hearing. Kennelly won the 2018 Big Wave Challenge in Peahi, Maui.

    WSL / 2018

    Keala Kennelly testified in support of gender equity at North Shore surf competitions at a Jan. 29 hearing. Kennelly won the 2018 Big Wave Challenge in Peahi, Maui.

At the Jan. 29 hearing, about 30 people testified in writing and/or in person, all but one in support of the resolution. Read more

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