Largest wave surfed by a female

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    Surfing seems like one of those sports where gender can be removed. Have any males surfed a 68' wave?
     
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    But is there any reason a woman couldn't surf a 100' wave other than one just hadn't presented itself? If you can surf you can surf right?
     
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    Wasn't sure why it's posed regarding gender either. But it's a physical sport so of course men are going to be better.

    But I'd like to see a fpi or power rankings on the genders so we can see how much of the gap has been closed on millennial men. I bet it's closed a good bit.
     
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    I found out the other day that a lot of millennial dudes pluck their eyebrows. Now today I find out that there is such a thing as mumble rap. God have mercy on us all.
     
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    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    We can all be unisex in the not so distant future. Asexual droids kinda like the japs are already.
     
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    Maybe, but probably not. Big wave surfing was limited in wave size for a long time mostly because a longer board is needed to get on a wave but not so easy to maneuver. At some point, tow-in surfing became a "thing" which allowed for shorter boards and bigger waves.

    Men have been competitively surfing for far longer so skill-wise, they are easily better surfers. The first big wave contest for women wasn't held until just a couple years ago. It's a dangerous sport and the number of willing female competitors is much smaller than men. So even while the men are more physically suited to the requirements of big wave surfing, the number of overall attempts by all male competitors dwarfs the number of attempts by all female competitors.

    And no, basic surfing is completely different than big wave.
     
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    that is so rad man
     

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