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Women’s Surfing – Gaining Acceptance In A Male Dominated Sport

Copyright 2006 Tobey Brown Where men used to be the Big Kahunas’ or expert surfers, though, things are adjusting for gender today. At the beginning of 2004, the top 20 male pro surfers averaged about $90,000 each in purse money, with former world champion Kelly Slater breaking the $1 million ceiling. Meanwhile among women pro surfers’ salaries, the top 20… (more…)