What does it mean to ‘surf like a girl’? An empowering photo series of thirty female surfers – Creative Boom

Elle Sampiere © Camille Robiou du Pont. Via Creative Boom submission. All images courtesy of Prestel.

When you consider surfing, do you assume it’s another male-dominated sport? Think again. The thirty women surfers profiled in this thrilling collection of images can rip a wave with the best of them.

Brought together in a new book out this month, Surf Like a Girl features female surfers hailing from all over the world and includes their own inspirational stories.

There’s American professional surfer Lindsay Steinriede on how her father’s death has inspired her career and French board shaper Valerie Duprat on how she got her start “sculpting foam”. There’s also Conchita Rössler, founder of Mooana Retreat in Portugal, on connecting mind, body and spirit; and Australian photographer Cait Miers on empowering women. You’ll also meet surfers who are over sixty, who surf while pregnant, who captain boats, teach yoga and make movies.

Breathtaking photography captures these women from every angle, on and off the waves, in some of the world‘s most visually stunning locations. This is clearly an ideal gift for surfing enthusiasts.

Surf Like a Girl is brought to you by Carolina Amell, a graphic designer based in Barcelona specialising in contemporary visual culture. Her book is out on 16 September.

Maricel Parajes © Camille Robiou du Pont

Arugam Bay Girls Surf Club © Max Gifted

Ikit Agudo © Camille Robiou du Pont

Conchita Rössler © Karo Krassel

Anaïs Pierquet © Filipe Neto

Anne Taravet © Karo Krassel

© Sarah Lee