We were super stoked to table an awesome event with Save The Waves for an intimate evening of discussion on the topics of the social impact of surfing on women’s empowerment with Easkey Britton, PhD, guest speakers, and a panel of local female big wave surfers.
The evening included a film short by Farhana Huq / Brown Girl Surf, “Surfing Possibility: The surfer girls of India”, and a sneak peek at the new trailer for “It Ain’t Pretty, A film about women who surf Ocean Beach” by Dayla Soul.
Dr. Easkey Britton is an internationally renowned professional surfer, artist, scientist and explorer from Ireland. She co-founded Waves of Freedom, a voluntary-led non-profit that uses surfing as a medium for empowerment, transforming the most vulnerable and marginalized members of society, especially women and girls, into self advocates and empowered change-makers in their communities and beyond, in 2013 after a life transforming surf trip to Iran. This story is the subject of the documentary film, “Into the Sea’, available on iTunes. https://itun.es/gb/gweo5
Save The Waves hosted with support from Santa Cruz chapter of Surfrider Foundaiton, the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, and Sawyer Land and Sea Supply in welcoming Dr. Britton.