Why Is There No Female Brazilian Storm? - Stab Mag
In 2021, Brazilian surfers make up more than one-third of the men’s CT roster. Meanwhile, Silvana Lima spent over a decade as the tour’s sole female Brazilian surfer—and managed to keep the rail hydrated along the way. Photo: Kelly Cestari/WSL

Why Is There No Female Brazilian Storm?

A story involving sexism, cable TV shows, and a collapsed contest circuit.

Words by Steve Allain

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