A visually stunning journey across the world’s oceans, featuring soulful surfers living with purpose
“The women in this book are my sea sisters and I believe that by sharing these remarkable stories, we inspire other women to make wiser and more empowered choices in their own lives.”—Kassia Meador, former pro-longboarder and founder of Kassia+Surf
Women Making Waves is a celebration of the sisterhood of surfing, featuring extraordinary women from the United States, Philippines, Mexico, Australia, Senegal, Japan, France, and beyond. Author Lara Einzig profiles more than two dozen inspiring female surfers from around the globe—from activists to artists—who are breaking new ground on land and finding healing, joy, and community in the water.
There is Maya Gabeira, a Brazilian woman who surfed the biggest wave of anyone in 2020; Bonnie Wright, the British actress, activist, and author; Risa Mara Machuca, who runs a free surfing camp in Mexico for local children; and Zara Noruzi, an Iranian exile who found peace on the water in Australia.
Through candid interviews on the transformational power of surfing, and with immersive photography of beautiful beaches, surf shacks, and favorite breaks, Einzig captures the life-altering strength and resilience that these women discover in their connection to the waves. Women Making Waves captures the innate, spiritual essence of our connection to the ocean, inviting us all to paddle out.
About the Author
Lara Einzig is a stylist, creative consultant, author, and surfer. After spending twelve years in London working in fashion marketing for Topshop and as fashion director for Goop, she then moved to Los Angeles where she founded a creative direction consultancy. Lara is on a mission to bring equality to the water and to inspire women around the world to live a life of purpose. Lara lives with her husband and three boys in Venice, California.
“The women in this book are my sea sisters and I believe that by sharing these remarkable stories, we inspire other women to make wiser and more empowered choices in their own lives. They learned from the ocean, from pushing themselves, trusting themselves, and dancing with this element. Water is the gateway to emotions and feelings. It offers the opportunity to be fully broken open, to be totally annihilated, to be brought to our knees in humility. These women and I have been defined, and are continually redefined, by surfing. What we learn each time we go into the water, we bring with us back to land and put that into the world. It’s the ebb and flow of the tide, the giving and receiving and the giving again.”—Kassia Meador, former pro-longboarder and founder of Kassia+Surf