Is surfing sexist?

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birdseye started the topic in Monday, 17 Nov 2014 at 8:00pm
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shaun commented Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 at 6:50pm

Yeah ;-)

I'm the scab you keep picking off and is there again the next day.

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Rabbits68 commented Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 at 6:57pm

If being male & getting enjoyment out of paddling back into the line-up in tropical waters behind a toned, bronzed, bikini clad arse, then yes.........

Crystal Clear

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Sheepdog commented Saturday, 20 Jun 2015 at 8:37pm

Sexism..... Now there's an interesting topic.... If the ladies out there could just go make some sandwiches, us men can discuss this....

Sheepdog

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surfing-cronulla commented Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 at 10:39pm

The only time I actually enjoy being behind someone paddling a mal kneeling! No complaints ergo no sexism.

Rabbits68 wrote: If being male & getting enjoyment out of paddling back into the line-up in tropical waters behind a toned, bronzed, bikini clad arse, then yes.........
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dandandan commented Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 at 7:34am

Wouldn't know what to say to this really. Outside of Indo I have only surfed with women a handful of times. There was once a woman who would surf the point break near my house, and she was constantly in the way and made no efforts to move. I felt like she was trying to prove a point, giving the stink eye and what not: "You think just because I'm a woman you can walk all over me" kind of thing. I was conscious of not offending her, and in the end that led me to treat her differently. I watched her pretend to paddle for a few set waves before getting angry, I didn't yell at her when she sat in front of me when I was taking off, and I didn't sidle up to her to make small chat in case she thought I was trying to chat her up. Thankfully in the end some rough and tumble bloke called her out on all her surfing wrongs and I haven't seen her since.

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thebeard commented Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 at 11:20am

I often feel objectified. I see them ladies looking at me going: "I want a piece of that" It's very hard to live with and I often just end up not surfing due to all the glares I get when when I do my warm up yoga poses on the beach.

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braudulio commented Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 at 1:57pm

thebeard wrote: I often feel objectified. I see them ladies looking at me going: "I want a piece of that" It's very hard to live with and I often just end up not surfing due to all the glares I get when when I do my warm up yoga poses on the beach.

I feel your pain brother!

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