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Honolulu City Council passes ‘surf equity’ bill for permits

  • DAYANIDHI DAS / WORLD SURF LEAGUE
                                Hawaii’s Bettylou Sakura Johnson, 15, placed at the Maui Pro at Honolua Bay on Monday. On Tuesday the Honolulu City Council passed a gender equity bill that advocates hope will expand equal opportunities for women surfers on Oahu.

    DAYANIDHI DAS / WORLD SURF LEAGUE

    Hawaii’s Bettylou Sakura Johnson, 15, placed at the Maui Pro at Honolua Bay on Monday. On Tuesday the Honolulu City Council passed a gender equity bill that advocates hope will expand equal opportunities for women surfers on Oahu.

Riding a wave of support from female surfers, a bill for an ordinance requiring gender equity for sports activities requiring a park use permit, popularly known as “the surf equity bill,” was passed unanimously Wednesday by the nine-member Honolulu City Council. Read more

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