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Surf like a woman. Leah Dawson on The Inertia

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“My biggest compliment is not that I surf like a man, but that I surf like a woman,” Leah tells The Inertia. “If someone watches me ride a wave, I want them at the end of it to know that I’m in love with the ocean.”

An online community for surf stories told from many different voices, The Inertia's latest Creators video is titled, "Leah Dawson Might Save Women's Surfing" and hails her as an ambassador for modern women's surfing. On top of her undeniable skill of her wave riding in a graceful, yet athletically powerful style all her own, we were blown away by Leah's insightful words about why she surfs.

“It makes my heart sing when I see other women out celebrating in the water and just playing and rejoicing,” says Dawson. “They’re not trying to do tricks, and they’re not trying to become number one in the world. They’re just going out for their daily medicine…As a lover of the sport I want to see women feeling more empowered to surf like a woman.”

Watch the video for more soul food: 

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