Easkey Britton is channelling surfing into social change

Easkey Britton is channelling surfing into social change

Things I Learned Along The Way — Huck's Fiftieth Special collects lessons learned and creative advice from fifty of the most inspiring people we know. Each day we'll be sharing a new excerpt from the magazine. Today, Irish big-wave charger Easkey Britton shares how surfing inspired her to explore the world.

#7 – Easkey Britton

Surfer Easkey Britton broke ground riding impossible waves in her native Northern Ireland as a teenager, but gained international attention in 2010 when she travelled to Chabahar, Iran in search of overlooked surf.

Returning to the region with filmmaker Marion Poizeau in 2013 – this time intent on engaging local women in the sport – Britton was able to document the overwhelming responses generated by surfing in an unlikely territory.

She’s since co-founded Waves for Freedom, a project that uses surfing as a tool for social change. In Huck 50, Britton shares how surfing inspired her to work with grassroots communities around the world:

“Surfing became that vehicle to go out and experience new places, and I suppose expand my own horizons and understanding of things and issues. It’s an ideal experience for that. On that edge between land and society, on this totally natural environment where real changes happen.”

This is just a short excerpt from Huck’s Fiftieth Special, a collection of fifty personal stories from fifty inspiring lives. 

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