I want to be a mother of our surf culture, because we need as many mothers as we can get. “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 Kassia 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.
In Summer of 2018, The Inertia traveled to El Salvador with Kassia Meador, Leah Dawson, and Lola Mignot, three outstanding women who are inspiring the next generation of ocean lovers through their alternative approach to both surfing and life.
Each has developed a powerful voice in surfing and has managed to do so on her own terms. “We’re in a very powerful time in history,” said Leah 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.
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. “For many, it’s difficult to be a woman in El Salvador,” said Sindy. “Women work and struggle to make a living.
While surfing in Las Flores, we had the good fortune of meeting Sindy Portillo, the only local female surfer in her community. “Pretty much on the first day we met Sindy out in the water,” said Dawson. “She had the biggest smile on her face.
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