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Mindy Pennybacker: Women are finally seeing equity in surfing

  • TONY HEFF / WORLD SURF LEAGUE
                                Hawaii’s Carissa Moore is on her way to making surfing the sport of queens. The four-time world champion used a backdoor maneuver during the Women’s Pipe Invitational at Pipeline last December.

    TONY HEFF / WORLD SURF LEAGUE

    Hawaii’s Carissa Moore is on her way to making surfing the sport of queens. The four-time world champion used a backdoor maneuver during the Women’s Pipe Invitational at Pipeline last December.

After decades of condescension and discrimination, women surfers, who’ve historically had fewer contests and lower pay than men, and contests at Hawaii’s Pipeline and Tahiti’s Teahupo‘o pulled on grounds the waves being too dangerous for girls, are finally standing in the spotlight and claiming their due. Read more

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