Surfing & the Myth of the Bikini Body

Sarah Schacht
6 min readMar 9, 2017
This is me, peak health, and still drawing responses of, “You’re a surfer?!?!”

It’s “bikini body” season, the time of year when women are reminded by diet plans and gyms to get “bikini ready.” As a surfer girl who spends weeks of each year at the beach, I can authoritatively say that women — no matter how fit or fat they are — are never “bikini ready.”

From my perch, floating on a surfboard, looking at aqua waves crash into limestone bluffs, I watch as women in bikinis and…

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Sarah Schacht

Decade+ in #opengov, civic tech, & open data innovation. Surfer. Accidental #FoodSafety advocate/data standard expert. Author. #MeToo