Critics Erupt As Transgender Surfer Is Allowed to Participate

By Mike Fishmore | May 10, 2024

Alongside female

In a turnaround, the American Longboard Association initially banned transgender females from joining the women's division of a California surfing contest but later changed its stance. 
 

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Responding to criticism, Todd Messick, the association's founder, declared that transgender surfer Sasha Jane Lowerson can now compete in the Huntington Beach Longboard Pro alongside female participants.
 

Not discriminate

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According to the BBC, the California Coastal Commission said surf competitions could "not discriminate based on gender."