Our guest today is Laura Truelove. Laura is the founder of the women's surfing magazine, Daughters of the Sea. She started Daughters of the Sea because she wanted to see more wetsuit wearing women in the pages of surfing magazines and she wanted to see them in print, not just online. Daughters of the Sea publishes just one issue a year and each issue is a treasure trove of stories that dive deep into the nooks and crannies of our global community of cold water women.
I wrote an article for issue #2 of the magazine, in which I tell the story of why Holly and I decided to start a women's surf school and why we feel that the work we do is important. When I finally received my copy of the magazine, I was surprised by how strong a sense of comradery and connection I felt to everyone who not only contributed to the magazine but to everyone who would eventually read it. I think that feeling of connection is where the true value of storytelling lies and Laura does such a wonderful job of capturing it in the pages of her work.
DAUGHTERS OF THE SEA X SHAKA SURF GIVEAWAY! (Entry closes 15/4/23)
In honour of this episode we have teamed up with Daughters of the Sea for a very exciting giveaway! Enter for your chance to win a copy of both issues of Daughters of the Sea and a spot on one of our Shaka Surf Weekends, which include two full days of surf coaching, including video analysis, surf skate sessions, and beach yoga! These weekends are SO much fun are such a good way to either kickstart your surfing journey or take your surfing to the next level (and meet an amazing crew of like minded women in the process!!)
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Get your hands on a copy of Daughters of the Sea: https://www.daughtersofthesea.org/
This show is presented by Shaka Surf, a Pembrokeshire based women's surf school dedicated to connecting and empowering women through the medium of surf! Check us out on instagram @shakasurf_women or get in touch via our website: https://www.shakasurfwomen.com/ As always, feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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