The earliest recorded incidence of women’s surfing concerns the mythical Kelea. Kelea was born of royalty in Maui, it is believed she out-surfed riders of both genders. A few centuries later in the mid-late 1800s, Thrum’s Hawaiian Annual reported that women in ancient Hawaii surfed in equal numbers and frequently better than men. Women’s surfing in Australia has a popular following amongst female participants. In the Muslim world many women are taking up surfing. Women’s surfing has increased in popularity over the last 50 years. We love watching women’s professional surfing as they are starting to rank up there with the best men surfers in the world.