The Fight for Inclusion

Women professional big-wave surfers fighting for inclusion and equity in the Mavericks event


CEWS—Paige Alms, Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller, & Bianca Valenti

  • Press Release: Disappointment for surfers regarding The Cartel and Titans of Mavericks double bankruptcy.

CEWS

Feb. 1, 2017 Press Release


CEWS—Paige Alms, Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller, & Bianca Valenti

  • Presentation from the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

CEWS

Nov. 2, 2016 Presentation


CEWS—Paige Alms, Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller, & Bianca Valenti

  • Letter from the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

CEWS

Submitted on Oct. 28, 2016


Jennifer Savage is the California Policy Manager for Surfrider Foundation

  • Letter from Jennifer Savage, Surfrider Foundation to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION National

Oct. 28, 2016


Mira Manickam, Executive Director of Brown Girl Surf

Melissa Morazan, Director of Operations of Brown Girl Surf

  • Letter from Brown Girl Surf executive team to Renee Ananda, Coastal Program Analyst, California Coastal Commission – North Central Coast District.

BROWN GIRL SURF

Oct. 28, 2016


Edmundo Larenas is the Chair of the San Mateo Chapter of Surfrider Foundation and a Director on the board of the Committee for Green Foothills.

  • Letter from Edmundo Larenas, Chair of the San Mateo Chapter of Surfrider to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION SMC

Oct. 27, 2016


Dayla Soul is the Director of It Ain't Pretty, a documentary film about women who surf big waves and CEO of Elemental Tile Design.

  • Letter from Dayla Soul, documentary filmmaker to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Dayla Soul

Oct. 27, 2016


Delia Bense-Kang is Outreach Coordinator for the Marine Protected Area on the Northcoast Environmental Center and Chair of the Humboldt Chapter of Surfrider Foundation.

  • Letter from Delia Bense-Kang to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Delia Bense-Kang

Oct. 25, 2016


Amanda Levett owns The Vagabond’s House, Boutique Inn & Spa in Carmel-by-the-Sea and is the founder of Seeking Peaks, a water woman’s global network. She is a coach for Surf Las Olas, Surf Safaris for Women, and head coach and developer of their newest intermediate camp, Surf Mas Olas.

  • Letter from Amanda Levett, Seeking Peaks and The Vagabond’s House, Boutique Inn & Spa to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Amanda Levett

Oct. 23, 2016


The Coastal Commission released their Staff Report on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. Read Cartel's second Amendment included in the staff report, see Exhibit 9 (last five pages of the report.)

CA Coastal Commission

Oct. 21, 2016


Beth O’Rourke is a team captain and appointed board member of the Malibu Surfing Association. She's also a competitor, event organizer,  judge, and coach. Prior to surfing she competed as a distance runner, bike racer, and skier. 

  • Letter from Beth O’Rourke, Documentary Filmmaker and Writer SeaLevelTV, Team Captain and Board Member, Malibu Surfing Association to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Beth O'Rourke

Oct. 21, 2016


Cori Schumacher

Oct. 19, 2016

Cori Schumacher, Executive Director, The Inspire Initiative

Three-time Women’s World Longboard Champion (2000, 2001, 2010), Women’s Longboard Pipeline Pro Champion (2009), and two-time ASP North American Champion (2008, 2009). From late 2001 to 2005, Schumacher went on sabbatical from competition, surfing in only two events from 2005 to 2007. She returned officially to longboard competition in 2008 to win the Linda Benson Roxy Jam at Cardiff, California. She ceased competing altogether after boycotting the ASP World Tour in 2011.

  • Letter from Cori Schumacher, Executive Director, The Inspire Initiative to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Mira Manickam, Executive Director of Brown Girl Surf

Melissa Morazan, Director of Operations of Brown Girl Surf

  • Letter from Brown Girl Surf executive team to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Brown Girl Surf

Oct. 19, 2016


Krista Comer

Oct. 16, 2016

Professor Comer, Ph.D., Brown University, American Studies
Associate Professor of English
Associate Director, Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality
College Master, Brown College

  • Letter from Professor Comer's to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Cartel/Titians of Mavericks—Griffin Guess & Brian Waters

  • Amendment application from Cartel to the Coastal Commission staff. The amendment requests a multiyear permit and includes Cartel's “plan” for including a women's heat in a 2017-18 event.

CARTEL

Oct. 14, 2016


CEWS

Oct. 14, 2016

CEWS—Paige Alms, Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller, & Bianca Valenti

  • Letter from the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter—Delia Bense-Kang, Chair

  • Letter from Surfrider Foundation Humboldt Chapter to Steve Kinsey, Coastal Commission Chair and all Commissioners.

Surfrider Foundation Humboldt

Oct. 6, 2016

 


Cartel/Titians of Mavericks—Brian Waters & Zoe Lee

  • Incomplete 2016-17 Coastal Development Application from Cartel to the Coastal Commission staff.

CARTEL

Sept. 28, 2016


CEWS

Sept. 5, 2016

 

CEWS—Paige Alms, Keala Kennelly, Andrea Moller, & Bianca Valenti

  • Proposal from the Committee for Equity in Women's Surfing to Renee Ananda, Coastal Program Analyst, California Coastal Commission – North Central Coast District.

Sabrina Brennan is an elected San Mateo County Harbor Commissioner, an elected member of the SMC Democratic Central Committee, and President of Digital Fusion Media Inc.

  • Editorial by Sabrina Brennan first published on Feb. 3, 2016 and provided to Renee Ananda, Coastal Program Analyst, California Coastal Commission – North Central Coast District. on Oct. 26, 2016.

Sabrina Brennan

Feb. 3, 2016