Yesterday was a historic day for big-wave female surfers across the world. The World Surf League announced that there will be a women’s event for the Big Wave Tour 2016-17 season.
Before this, there was not only no events for women to compete in big wave surfing, but women weren’t even allowed to compete in the current competitions against men.
“Over my years of surfing I’ve seen many women charge big waves, but the level in which this has been achieved these last few years is unprecedented,” Peter Mel, WSL Big Wave Tour Commissioner told Transworld Business.
“We are happy to give women the platform to compete and witness their contribution to the sport of big wave surfing.”