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New York surf stories (and some from Jersey). Meet the dedicated obsessives that make our urban waters one of the most interesting and unexpected surf scenes around. The podcast is the reformatted version of the live show which broadcasts on Tuesdays on KPISS.FM.Read more »
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Ep. 64: Leah Dawson & Beck Mendoza of Changing Tides Foundation / 2018 NY Women's Surf Film Festival
Big Wave Surfer Leah Dawson and Big Wave Surfer Attorney Becky Mendoza visited the north coast of the Dominican Republic with a team of other female wave stars who make up the Changing Tides Foundation. The team worked with a group of local girls who attend the Mariposa Foundation, an organization which aims to end generational poverty by educating and empowering young women. The first thing the girls learn to do is swim and some even surf. Leah Dawson made the film "Sameseas" about the trip in which she and her crew surfed 10 foot swell upon arrival, immediately demonstrating to the young students that women also belong in the lineup. We talk about there experience with Mariposa Foundation and how surf and environmental education are pathways to leadership for these kids. "Sameseas" will be featured in 2018 NY Women's Surf Film Festival which launches July 27th at Rockaway Beach Surf Club and August 3rd at Montauk Beach House. Davina Grincevicius founder and organizer of the festival joins us to preview the films and what's evolved six years in.
Music credit: Boss Bass
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