I’m a Surf Bikini Girl.
And I’m not alone.
According to a new survey, more than a quarter of American women say they would like to be Surf Club Bikini Girls.
That number is the highest it’s been in at least five years, according to the American Surfing Association, and it is on track to be even higher than that by 2020.
Surfing is the most popular form of water sports among women.
About 1.4 million American women participated in at most six million waves in 2014, according the Surfing Institute, and the number is expected to rise to nearly 6 million this year.
But even more than women in their 20s, surfing has a history of women having to navigate gender norms in their own lives.
“We have to have conversations about our own bodies, about what our bodies can and can’t do,” said Susan, an editor at a major online news website who asked that her last name not be used because she feared repercussions for her career.
Susan says she has struggled to accept her body as female in waves, and that it has made her uncomfortable in waves with other women.
“I have had to make a choice as a woman to not be comfortable in waves,” she said.
In her early 20s Susan began surfing professionally in 2011, and she was still figuring out her body.
“My body was still developing.
I had a little bit of pubic hair and that was fine,” she told me.
“But I knew that my breasts were still not fully developed.”
Susan says that she had a hard time coming to terms with her body, and as she started to transition into a more confident and empowered woman, she began to learn more about her body from surfers around the world.
Like I’m the one who’s got to wear this bra or that bra and it says this on the side or this on top of this. “
You know what I mean?
There’s so much pressure to be really masculine and look great. “
Surfing is a really hard place for people to go into.
Surfing in 2017 Susan says it’s easy to think about surfers as a group of idealistic women. “
The idea that people could do this and this and be really sexy and look fabulous and have this secret group of like-minded people that are all so out of touch with what it means to be real and real with yourself is kind of ridiculous.”
Surfing in 2017 Susan says it’s easy to think about surfers as a group of idealistic women.
But for her, surfing is a community, and surfers have a lot in common with her.
“Everyone wants to be surfing,” she says.
“Everybody’s in love with surfing.
Everybody’s like, ‘I’m going to be a surfer forever.’
It’s nice for me to know that I’m actually not alone.” “
Sometimes it’s nice to know you’re not alone in that.
It’s nice for me to know that I’m actually not alone.”
In fact, Susan has found surfing to be incredibly freeing, in part because it has allowed her to fully explore her identity as a female.
“Being a surf, it’s not like you’re an accessory,” she explained.
“Like you don’t have to wear a bikini.
You don’t need to shave your legs.”
Susan doesn’t feel that she has to wear makeup, but she does want to wear her hair as short and loose as possible, and wears a long dress to waves and has tried on a variety of makeup looks, including a lotion and a blush.
“People see that I have that natural makeup look and they’re like, Oh, wow, I can wear that,” she laughs.
When Susan’s family moved to Hawaii for a family vacation, they brought her a bag full of clothes and accessories, including her favorite surf board. “
And in this, I think, is where surfing can truly be empowering for women.
“There were things in this bag that I felt were really empowering. “
This was like my passport into the Surf World,” she recalled.
“There were things in this bag that I felt were really empowering.
I can’t really explain it.”
It was this experience, in which surfing helped Susan realize she is, in fact, a woman, that helped her transition into being more confident as a person.
“At first, I felt like I wasn’t ready,” she admitted.
“In fact, I kind of felt like a little girl.”
But when she finally decided to go to school, she said, “I didn’t want to feel like a failure or that I was not good enough to do anything.
I wanted to feel good and confident.”
And as she began taking classes, she realized she could take surf lessons with other