Surfs Up Rainbow Guys And Gals

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Well this was bound to happen.
According to the Aussie LGBT site Same Same there’s a website for gay and lesbian surfer folks
A new website dedicated to LGBT surfers provides a unique opportunity for gay surfers from around the world to meet and socialise online. is proving popular in its initial few weeks online, with 450 members registered since it launched in February.
“For many years I was hoping that a site like this would be launched but it never happened, so I decided to do it myself,” explains Thomas, the not-for-profit site’s Sydney-based founder.
The website features details of gay-friendly surf spots in Australia, Costa Rica, France, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States, along with a discussion forum and interviews with out surfers.

Back in 2008 The Advocate did a piece on gay surfers, Though no openly gay male surfers compete on the professional tour, several out lesbians do, including former world champion Lynne Boyer. Gay gals who surf are also the focus of the Logo reality show Curl Girls. All of which makes one wonder, Is there such a thing as a “curl guy,” and if so, where is he? “I know they’re in the water,” says L.A.-based Curl Girls star Michelle Fleury. “I look for them, but I haven’t spotted or spoken with anyone admitting to being gay.”
Maybe they’re in San Francisco, a gay mecca where the surfing scene has exploded over the last decade. “If there was going to be a place where there would be openly gay surfers, this would be it,” says Matt Warshaw, the San Francisco–based author of The Encyclopedia of Surfing, “but you just don’t see it.” Warshaw is straight, but he’s been writing about demographic trends in surfing for years and the ongoing invisibility of gay men confounds him. “I’m baffled as to whether it’s a sport that has happily or unhappily closeted surfers,” he admits, “or if it’s so staunchly hetero that it’s like a force-field to keep gays out.”
Apparently things have changed over three years. Kowabunga !!!

2 thoughts on “Surfs Up Rainbow Guys And Gals

  1. Kowabunga! Whatever that means, I think I agree. I once had an experience where an extremely talented surfer was ripping it with his mates south of Spoon Bay, off the little beach there. I was entranced by the state of the art surfing that was going on out the back.
    This guy paddled in towards me while I was swimming on the shore, rolled off his board and started to ‘fondle’ me under the water. I don’t think his mates saw anything. He said he would come back in later and paddled back out! I was up the beach aways when he finally came in. He went straight up to a guy sunbaking naked and got his gear off, in both ways, with this guy. The surfer was very macho and it was the only time in my long life I have ever witnessed such open gay activity from a surfer.

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