Check out this link for a short news report about the experiences of, Nassima a young woman from Myanmar, who lives and surfs in Bangladesh.
Girl defies surf customs in Bangladesh - Central & South Asia - Al Jazeera English
A friend once told me that when you look around at women who surf, you won't find any "shrinking violets". She didn't necessarily mean that these women are aggressive or bolshy or in your face. She meant that they are women who are strong, persistent, determined, stubborn and willing to stand up for themselves. Nassima* takes this strength and determination to a whole other level.