John John Wins at Sunset – Leads Triple Crown

PIc courtesy of vanstriplecrownofsurfing.com

Hawaii’s 19 year old John John Florence has won the 2011 ASP PRIME Vans World Cup of Surfing at Sunset Beach to take the Triple Crown lead from Taj Burrow. Proving he is a versatile competitor and one of the leaders of progressive surfing in both big and small waves, Florence read the  6′ – 8′… Continue reading John John Wins at Sunset – Leads Triple Crown

GS at CoastOut surf comp. (Coffs Harbour Australia)

A group of us gay surfers attended CoastOut gay beach festival the last weekend of October (28, 29 & 30 October 2011), at Coffs Harbour (Australia). A few of us participated in the first ever gay surf competition on the Saturday morning, David made it in the final!! He was the only gay surfer in the final… Continue reading GS at CoastOut surf comp. (Coffs Harbour Australia)

Proliferating Stereotypes for Profit

For every one shot of a woman actually surfing, there were twelve and a half more images of men surfing. Unfortunately, in both image and content, the surf media is right in-line with mainstream sports whose own media often trivializes and minimizes the accomplishments of female athletes. Alana Blanchard. Photo: CourierMail.com.au

Written by Cori Schumacher. Originally published by The Inertia on May 30th, 2011. In the world of surfing, as in any other cultural hegemony that values American masculinity to the exclusion of other perspectives, the feminine is the Other, the “like me but hotter,” and is conceived of as an object with a greater or… Continue reading Proliferating Stereotypes for Profit

For Female Surfers, Challenge is Out of the Water

ASP International, via Associated Press

Cori Schumacher during the longboard championships in France in July. She is boycotting an event in China because of “deep political and personal reservations.” By ZACH WEISBERG, Published: March 26, 2011, on nytimes.com Cori Schumacher is the reigning women’s world longboard champion, yet she has no major sponsors or endorsements. In fact, she refuses them,… Continue reading For Female Surfers, Challenge is Out of the Water

The Rosy Resurrection

By Jamie Brisick | 11 February 2011 Shedding Peter Drouyn and becoming Westery Windina By Jamie Brisick Westerly Windina peers into a vintage hand mirror and applies ruby-red lipstick to her puckered lips. She wears a white blouse, red bolero jacket, black slit skirt, black-and-white Chanel-style ballerina flats, and gold chunk jewelry. She sits with… Continue reading The Rosy Resurrection

CoastOut photos

Even though it is 6 months old, I just received some photos of CoastOut, the gay and Lebian beach festival that happened in October last year in Coffs Harbour, Australia. CoastOut 2011 will happen on 28, 29, 30 October 2011 Register to attend with other Gay Surfers here: https://www.gaysurfers.net/events/active/coastout-2011/