I think there’s a really awesome thing happening where there’s a lot of support on all sides. “To any of the young girls out there or even to women getting into surfing at a later time in their life, it’s such an empowering tool,” said Meador. “It’s something that’s so beautiful to gain your own personal energy and strength and push yourself and own every aspect of yourself, and surfing helps give you the tools to navigate that and navigate life in different ways.
Any additional money we raise will go first to purchasing more clean water filters to be distributed in the local community by Leah’s Changing Tides Foundation and next to purchasing soft top surfboards to provide to Sindy to teach other local women to surf and develop the women’s surfing community in her hometown. If we are able to raise more than $5,000, we will be able to develop more infrastructure to support women’s surfing in El Salvador.
I want to be a mother of our surf culture, because we need as many mothers as we can get. “Since I started surfing, there have been so many more women getting into it,” said Meador “Whether it be in shortboarding, riding alternative boards, longboards, there are so many amazing girls.
We were communicating back and forth really finding out about women and life in El Salvador and by day three of four of our trip we realized that Sindy was the purpose of our trip. “The seed is planted,” said Meador. “Now it’s just going to sprout.
In Alternativa, Dawson, Meador, and Mignot share their perspectives as leaders in the surf community and the exciting opportunity ahead of them. “We’re in a very powerful time in history,” said Dawson. “I’ve felt for a long time that the women’s story has been a bit misguided by the men that have run the surf industry.
Read more here: The Inertia