Surfer Girls in the New World Order

Comer Small The Atlantic offers a short, interesting piece in their new issue on Gaza's surfer girls. The girls surf fully-clothed and will have to quit when they turn seventeen. One asks reporter Sarah A. Topol, "When you surf in America, do people stare at you?" This piece is just a vignette, and if it leaves you wanting to learn more about girls' and women's surfing around the world, you should check out Krista Comer's new book Surfer Girls in the New World Order. In the book Comer offers stories from Mexico, Indonesia, and Australia, as well the U.S. as she explores surfing as a local and global subculture, looking at how the culture of surfing has affected and been affected by girls, from baby boomers to members of Generation Y. To win a leftover advance review copy of the book, leave a comment here, or over at our Facebook page.

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