Sasha Jane Lowerson is a West Australian surfer, surfboard designer, and shaper. She describes herself as a proud woman with a trans experience. At 43, she recently won both the Women’s Open and the Logger divisions of the Western Australian State Titles at her home break of Avalon, and as far as our records show, became the first openly transgender female to win a surfing competition. Three years ago she won the same title in the Men’s Division, surfing as Ryan Egan. I caught up with her in a Zoom conversation from her home in Mandurah.
It’s been a couple of days now since you won those titles. Have you had time to process it? What are you feeling right now about the whole experience?