Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer took different paths to the top, but faced the same macho surfing culture

Jodie Cooper could ride the biggest waves the Australian ocean hurled at her. Yet that wasn’t the only thing that caught the attention of the surfing community in the 1980s. “People thought she was absolutely gorgeous,” says her protegee and fierce surfing competitor, Pauline Menczer. As an amateur, Pauline collected surfing magazines and studied the… Continue reading Jodie Cooper and Pauline Menczer took different paths to the top, but faced the same macho surfing culture

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Judy Trim: A life in two halves

Judy in 'The Women's Weekly,' October 1968

Written by Jeff Bremer and originally published on Swellnet Friday, 10 August 2018 On Sunday the 22nd July one of Dee Why’s great surfers passed away. Judy Trim died at age 64 after tragically breaking her neck in an accident four weeks earlier. Judy burst onto the scene in 1968 at age 15, taking out… Continue reading Judy Trim: A life in two halves

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The gay surfers business directory

I get a lot of messages from members (gay surfers) wondering where to find a gay friendly surf resort, or surf shops, places to go to, places to stay around the world. So I’ve decided to launch a new gay surfers directory of gay friendly accommodation, restaurants, surf-schools, surf-shop around the world. https://www.gaysurfers.net/location/ Do you… Continue reading The gay surfers business directory

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NZ PRIDE SURF SESSION

Gay surfers gathered at Piha Beach for the annual Pride surf session, part of Auckland Pride Festival. Head high surf with occasional bigger set waves! Fun day if challenging size for some of us. International with France, USA, Germany and Australia represented, and a bunch of Kiwis. Awesome to meet up with previous attendees and… Continue reading NZ PRIDE SURF SESSION

NZ PRIDE SURF SESSION

SUNDAY 19 FEBRUARY, 10AM-MIDDAY PIHA BEACH  11 MARINE PARADE SOUTH, PIHA FREE EVENT Join the Gay Surfers for a surf session at Piha Beach, followed by a shared lunch at a local beach house. Then some more surfing! All welcome, with a spare board or two available, if you need to borrow one. For more… Continue reading NZ PRIDE SURF SESSION

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