Everyone knows of those extremely big sporting events during which a big crowd gathers together in order to cheer their team/friend/or a friend of a friend. Well, there is one such similar event in the world of surfing as well known to be the “Mount Everest of Surfing” which takes place at Mavericks in California. This is a competition which has been in place since 1999, and women have always been banned from taking part in it. Well…. that changed this year.
“Mavericks has become known as the fiercest and deadliest big-wave spot in the world. It’s where the world’s top big-wave surfers compete every winter to prove their skill and bravery.”
Advertisement for the event started going up in 1999 and it was very obvious that the competition was only open to men via the “Men Who Ride Mountains” slogan. No one could even imagine the thought of a female surfer taking part in this competition. Sarah Gerhardt was the woman to make it known that women too are equally capable of participating in this competition. “Alongside her surfer husband, the PhD student from California paddled out past the break and began catching waves.”
Other women started to slowly show up at the Mavericks after seeing Sarah’s courageous move-Sarah is truly an inspiration!
Despite all the efforts, and the very well known fact that women can surf in the waves of California, the Titans are still hesitant on including women in the surfing competition.
Why is it that these qualified women have to face so much of a struggle to take part in a sport that they are equally as capable of participating in?
You can read the full article here.
Sending a lot of positive vibes your way,