A lot of the female longboarders you see featured in DVDs and images, surf in ways that are delicate, technical and light. It's very pretty to watch and as surfers, they are highly skilled.
But the women I like to watch are strong, focused and critical in their surfing. There's something earthy about their style. I don't really know how to describe it. It's no less log-gy, it's just, strong.
Melissa Combo is one such surfer. I'm always stoked when she's in the water.
She's amazing, really.
(Image via In Byron Bay Today)