How Black Women Surfers Are Transforming a White-Dominated Sport

March 28, 2022

A growing number of women of color are promoting surfing as a recreational and professional sport for Black women and girls. Others include SurfearNEGRA, Textured Waves and Brown Girls Surf.

According to an article in Surfer Today, 23 million people surf worldwide, around 2.8 million of them in the United States. But there are no figures on how many are Black. Out of the 261 female athletes on the Women’s Qualifying Series in the World Surf League (WSL), only a handful are nonwhite, a reality that women of color have been trying to change. Good Men Project