“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.
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