Catherine Esther Cowie

Black Girls Surf

I didn’t want to challenge any stereotypes. I didn’t even want to dip my feet in - to wade in that rough, cold gray-coloured Peruvian ocean. I learnt to surf because I wanted to relive the emotions of fear, exhilaration and joy that I experienced when I went sand-surfing a few weeks prior. I wanted to reconnect with the ocean, which played a defining role during my childhood in the Caribbean....