Shredding stereotypes

Laura Evener left a comfortable spot on the WSL Championship Tour to dive into the unpredictable world of big-wave surfing, an especially fella-heavy discipline.

WOMEN in surfing are celebrated in the She Surfs film tour hitting Perth on November 20. 

Hawaiian surfing started as a pretty even sport gender-wise, but a surge in popularity in the mid-20th century saw it become male dominated. It’s still a bit that way, so She Surfs celebrates female surf culture and talent and aims to get them more of a share of the surfing screentime. Among this years’ films is the story of Dani Burt, who overcame a leg amputation by designing a prosthetic leg that helped her to victory in the all-gender US Adaptive Surfing Championship.

She Surfs on at the Heath Ledger Centre at the State Theatre Centre, book via tickets.ptt.wa.gov.au/events/17935

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