Shifting the Narrative
From its Polynesian origins to the beaches of Taghazout, women have long been nurturing their own water stories and claiming their rightful place in the waves. She Surf hails the women, past and present, who define the art of surfing.
“This is sure to be an important contribution to the lexicon of our sport”– The World Surf League
Travel with Stephanie Gilmore, one of the greatest surfers in the world set to represent Australia at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games; meet Chloe Calmon, a Brazilian expert in longboarding or discover Ishita Malaviya, India’s first professional female surfer and her impact on her local community. Thanks to evocative imagery and insightful text written by professional surfer Lauren L. Hill, this book travels from the iconic waves of Hawai’i to lesser-known surf destinations such as Taghazout and Tofino. She Surf also explores many other incredible surf spots in the Seychelles, along the Tuscan coastline in Italy, and in the French Basque Country.
Learn about the forgotten stories of Polynesian surfing princess, pioneering female wave riders from the 1960s, and the contemporary movers and shakers shaping the scene. She Surf is an exciting reflection on what it means to be a female surfer and how it feels to be moved to action by the beauty of the ocean.
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personal stories from top waterwomen
top surf destinations for women
rewriting women’s surf history
Hill’s new book honors inclusivity, and through the weaving together of women’s stories from all around the world, she’s able to show that women surfers are strong, inspiring and incredibly unique in their backgrounds, styles, passions and life paths. Hill’s words and choice of imagery continue to drive home the much-needed narrative that women’s surfing can’t be summed up through one type of representation and that all forms should be celebrated. More than that, she gives a platform to women who have vital things to say about the environment, representation, motherhood and other social and economic issues.– Ashtyn Douglas-Rosa, Executive Editor, Surfer Magazine