Yesterday saw a historic day for British female surfers. The English Surfing Federation announced that it will be offering equal prize money for men and women.
Women have long been offered less prize money than their male counterparts in surfing. In the World Surf League, women are currently awarded half the amount of the men.
It was agreed at the ESF committee meeting yesterday that 2016 will see the same prize amount offered at the men and ladies’ open in all of the English National Surfing Championship events.