Here’s How Irish Surfer Easkey Britton Is Bringing Surfing To Iran
The pro surfer is inspiring women to use surfing as a way to take control of their own lives, and making a documentary about the process.
We know her as the super-surfer from Co Donegal with a slew of Irish National Surfing Championship titles to her credit (and a milk ad with her mum), but Easkey Britton’s had something else brewing a little further afield of late.
Specifically, in Iran.
Messynessychic.com reports that Easkey’s making a documentary with French film maker Marion Poizeau, called Into The Sea. Centering on her journey to Iran’s remote southeastern region of Iran, Baluchistan, along with two Iranian sportswomen, pro snowboarder Mona Seraji, and diver, Shalha Yasini, Easkey teaches them the ins and outs of how to surf.
The aim? To elevate their place as women in Iranian society. “Once you get in the water the rules and norms of society dissolve and the power of the ocean to connect and spread happiness is huge,” Easkey told Messynessychic.com.
Looks like it’s paying off: her endeavours have already inspired the formation of the first Iranian surf club, Waves of Freedom, and you can watch the trailer for the documentary below.
Pic credit: Messynessychic.com