Whether they’re threading a barrel or shredding a swell, these amazing women are making enormous waves in the world of surfing.
If you thought surfing was a male-dominated sport, think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection can rip a wave with the best of them. Hailing from all over the world, each surfer is featured in spectacular photography and with their own inspirational words. There’s American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father’s death has inspired her career; French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start “sculpting foam”; Conchita Rossler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body, and spirit; and Australian photographer Cait Miers on empowering women. You’ll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga, and make movies. Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world’s most visually stunning locations. The perfect gift for surfing enthusiasts, this unique compilation of stunning pictures and hard-won wisdom proves that the thrill of catching a wave, riding it, and kicking out belongs to everyone.
“Someone has finally delivered a worthy homage to the role of women in surfing. Surf Like a Girl is a marvelous piece of work…What really impresses in this hardcover masterpiece is the perfect balance between each word poured into the pages, and the quality and grandiosity of the giant photos…It’s fair to say that this 256-page book is probably the best title ever published exclusively dedicated to women’s surfing. Get it and enjoy.” –Surfer Today
“gorgeously photographed…Admirers of surfing and underwater life will certainly find much to appreciate.”–Publishers Weekly
“As for who’s riding those waves, increasingly, it’s women: among under-19s, there are more girls than boys surfing now, while the number of female surfers aged 65+ has soared 45 per cent since 2010. This growing global “surf sisterhood”—including a Moroccan Muslim surf coach and Sri Lanka’s first female longboarder—is profiled in a new coffee table tome by Carolina Amell called Surf Like a Girl, published by Prestel.” —Atlas