Cynthia Krueger Surfer/Blogger
As weeks of near flatness continued on in August, a few friends and I decided to try the artificial waves at the Wavehouse in San Diego.
“We don’t want to talk about the trailer,” was the refrain Cori Schumacher heard from Roxy upon delivering more than 20,000 signatures and a thick stack of comments on a petition that asks the company to stop its “all sex, no surf” ads.
Seeing women surf, and surf well, inspired me to try. Would it have mattered if I’d known that women did not actually compete at Pipeline, as depicted in Blue Crush, until three years after the film’s release? I doubt it.
One element of surfing is the same wherever you go: the tribe extends throughout the world, and I’ve found surfing buddies down south just as I did up north. Yet there are a few things that surprised me.
Three-time world champion, Cori Schumacher started a petition asking Roxy to stop using sexy marketing to promote contests and sell product. When it reaches 1,000 signatures, she’ll personally deliver it to the Roxy/Quiksilver headquarters in Orange County.
In a hold-down, panic is your enemy. Hard as it may seem, you need to try to clear your mind and let the wave take you where it will; don’t fight the ocean because you are powerless against it.
The hallmark of a good movie is when I’m still thinking about it the next day and beyond, which is the case with Chasing Mavericks.
When the 2012 ASP Women’s World Championship Tour ended in August, New Zealand’s Paige Hareb began raising money for her 2013 bid using a novel approach: crowdfunding.
We need women who will stand strong and be recognized for their abilities and accomplishments instead of how they look. Because it’s about surfing, not sexy.
I want to see the Maverick’s contest unfiltered, unfolding before my eyes, experiencing the immensity of the monster waves. But I can’t, not this year.
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