Surfine.com is a staple mainstream American surf culture media outlet.
Perhaps for this reason, I haven’t spent a lot of time in that URL space, mostly because, in the past, they haven’t given much consideration to women’s surfing outside of the competitive realm. To be fair, they did have a segregated women’s section for awhile, but it didn’t last.
I was pleasantly surprised to know that there are women who work at Surfline.com — one of the editors recently reached out to me to write about the sexualization of women’s surfing for their ‘Gypsy Files’ series on women’s surfing.
I was shocked that they asked, and even more pleasantly surprised that they published what I wrote! ha.
I hope it’s a sign of things to come for Surfline. I actually feel proud of them of taking a chance and publishing a pretty different perspective from 99% of the rest of their content (if you scroll down the page from the ‘Taking Sexy Back’ article, you’ll see that the most viewed images look like this: