Committee for equity in women's suring
On Thursday, September 22, 2016 the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing submitted a proposal to the California Coastal Commission requesting a women's division in the Mavericks Surf contest.
In surfing competition, as in other professional sports, the standard is for men to compete against men, and for women to compete against women. This distinctive format is important and appropriate to both men and women athletes because it provides an opportunity for equity in competitive sports.
The Cartel/Titians of Mavericks 2016-17 Coastal Development Permit application and an amendment application will be considered by the California Coastal Commission at the November hearing. The amendment application submitted on Oct. 14, 2016 requests a multiyear permit and includes Cartel's “plan” for including a women's heat in a 2017-18 event.
The Coastal Commission staff report was released on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Read Cartels second amendment included in the staff report, read the last page of Exhibit 9.
The Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing will attend the hearing on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, in Half Moon Bay.