Easkey Britton has long blond hair, she’s attractive, athletic and sponsored, but that’s pretty much where the surfer girl stereotype ends. Easkey has recently been thrust into the limelight following her surf trip to Iran. But before we talk about that here’s why Easkey Britton is no ordinary surfer girl: • Named after a legendary […]
Above the water: young women surfers (wahines), slide across the waves with a grace that contrasts the crashing waves and rowdy crowds. Below the water: wahines peacefully slip through the sea like mythical mermaids. I hope these serene snapshots grant you a moment of tranquility in a noisy world.
Surfer girls are not a recent phenomena; Polynesian women have been surfing for centuries. Agatha Christie was a surfing sleuth in the 1920s, and the competitive Calhoun Clan shook the 1950s. However, it took Sandra Dee and the film ‘Gidget’ in 1959, to make the ‘surfer girl’ part of popular culture. Here’s a photographic tribute […]
Erica Hosseini is a professional surfer and professional model, with ambitions to be a professional actor. There is little denying that Erica Hosseini is super, but can you really be a professional model and be taken seriously as a professional surfer? With the exception of Alana Blanchard, it’s a balancing act that few top women […]
Maya Gabeira is probably the best female big wave surfer ever. You’d be forgiven if you’ve never heard of her, Maya does not receive nor seek the exposure given to the elite ladies on the Women’s ASP tour. However her surfing achievements are extraordinary. Who is Maya Gabeira? Here’s a snapshot of Maya Gabeira’s C.V. […]
What makes a surfer girl popular? Women surfers usually get rated by sex appeal, sometimes by ASP ranking, but rarely by their achievements. So I tried to devise a fairer way to rank the top ten surfer girls. My surprise solution was the Google Adwords Keyword tool. By simply entering the names of forty well […]
I’m a big fan of surfer girls, and I don’t think they get enough exposure. Well Panasonic seem to agree: More Surfing Videos Let’s hope Panasonic sponsor a few of the women’s surfing events, so a wider range of surfer girl talents can be put on show.
ASP Women’s World Champion Carissa Moore, will line up as the lone lady against the best male surfers in the world this weekend. The Vans Triple Crown of Surfing has given Moore wildcards into the Reef Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa (Nov. 12-23), and the Vans Hawaiian Pro at Sunset Beach (Nov.25-Dec.6). She is the first […]
Within surfing circles, Bethany Hamilton is already a living legend at just 21. Following the international release of her film “Soul Surfer”, the world will know her heroic life story before she’s 22. Who is Bethany Hamilton? In case you haven’t seen the film, read her book, or noticed the media frenzy that follows the […]