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Monday

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July 2015

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In Remembrance of The Biak Massacre

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“We have always known this, God has always known this, but now you will know it too. This means that now you are also witnesses. So these stories and our hopes will now also be carried by you.” –Ronny Kareni, Collective Testimony of those who witnessed The Biak Massacre of July 6th, 1998 Listening to […]

Tuesday

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November 2014

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A Visible History of Women’s Surfing

Written by , Posted in History, Surfeminism

“A culture that cultivates silence for half of its population is not a healthy culture, even if the silence is unintentionally cultivated.” As a kid who was dragged along by my parents to events during the longboard renaissance in the late-1980s through the 1990s, I had the opportunity to mingle with the legends of surfing. […]

Wednesday

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June 2014

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Constructing a History of Women’s Surfing

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“Those who don’t preserve their history end up with their stories told incorrectly or not told at all. It’s incumbent upon all of us to know women’s surfing history and tell it whenever we can.” -Mary Mills The History of Women’s Surfing has not been written. What little history we do have is littered among […]

Wednesday

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March 2014

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And what of the current state of women’s pro surfing?

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, Feminism, History, Surfing

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“It’s time to take women’s competitive surfing to the next level.” These words have been echoing through the halls of women’s surfing since pro surfing began in earnest in 1976. Then, only 20% of the total prize purse for competitions was allocated to female competitive surfers. With the exponential growth in participation and interest in […]

Saturday

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February 2014

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The Privilege of Following Your Dreams

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, History, Media Literacy, Politics, Surfing, Writing

Jill Manos

I have found that in (nearly) every conversations about and within surfing, the hierarchy of power and privilege is the single most often overlooked underlying assumption to each of these conversations. But I also believe that this open door, this obvious omission, allows the exact rupture needed for intense analysis and change to permeate the […]

Tuesday

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May 2013

4

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Endless Cannibalization of Authenticity, Cease

Written by , Posted in Deconstructing Surfing, environment, Environmental Justice, Feminism, History, Surfing

When Oceans Find Voices

Bruce Brown’s 1966 The Endless Summer(TES) presented an alternative narrative to the shenanigans of the many beach/surfy lifestyle movies that erupted from Hollywood after Gidget emerged to much fanfare in 1958. In TES, there are no post-surf bonfire orgies, no frustrating hetero-love triangles that finally resolve in dramatic Hollywood fashion, and certainly no surfing ladies […]

Thursday

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February 2013

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Wednesday

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September 2012

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Kapolioka’ehukai (The Heart of the Sea)

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Rell Sunn by Tom Keck

The closest I get to any sort of formal worship is bowing my head each time I enter the ocean in Hawai’i. There are three things I bow my head in gratitude to in these moments. Auntie Rell is one of them. The other two are the gift of surfing and that inexpressible gulf between […]