In the summer of 2018, we had the unique pleasure of traveling down to El Salvador with some of the most stylish surfers on the planet and all around good people Leah Dawson, Kassia Meador, and Lola Mignot for Alternativa, a film we’re pretty proud of. And while there, something pretty cool happened.
While indulging in the well-sculpted righthanders that Las Flores is known for, Kass, Leah, and Lola each took note of a local woman named Sindy Portillo who was absolutely ripping at her home break. When they got to talking in the water, it turned out that Sindy was the only female surfer from her town.
“For many, it’s difficult to be a woman in El Salvador,” Sindy told us then. “Women work and struggle to make a living. It’s not easy most of the time. My dream is to be a longboard champion and represent El Salvador and Las Flores all of the time.”