037 – Cori Schumacher on the State of Women’s Surfing


David Scales spends the hour with 3x Women’s Longboard Champion, Cori Schumacher. They discuss some of the challenges Cori faced as female professional surfing emerged in the mid 90s and how hypersexualization challenges the current growth of the sport.

Visit Cori’s website, State of Flux at CoriSchumacher.com

Cori’s recommended reading is:

Surfer Girls

Cori’s recommended viewing: Out In The Line Up

And lastly, we asked Cori to provide an image for the cover art of this episode. Here’s what Cori provided, along with her response:

Audrey Kawasaki

“I’ve included an art piece by Audrey Kawasaki that is representative of the mixed sensation I have around women’s surfing (industry and free) which captures that inbetween space of sinking and/or emerging. Is this a woman rising from the depths of the ocean to speak some long-held secret? Are we, as a culture, ready to listen what she is about to speak? Or is she caught in a bucking, frothing, overwhelming sea, nearly drowning? This is the “where” we are negotiating and I think this piece captures it nicely. It is also ART/creativity-beauty, which I feel Big Surfing could certainly use more of, rather than lowest-common-denominator, lazy marketing schemes. ” Cori Schumacher


5 thoughts on “037 – Cori Schumacher on the State of Women’s Surfing

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  3. Adam Neale

    Thanks David for another interesting and thought provoking show. As a parent of twin teenage girls, i was very interested in Cori Schumacher’s take on Women’s Surf scene and Big Surf Marketing. I feel like Ms Schumacher made some excellent points and backed her beliefs with strong actions , much respect to her. I think the new ASP is doing a better job presenting the Women’s Tour , I have thoroughly enjoyed the last three contests, and I am interested to see how it will evolve.

  4. Oside Jon

    Great interview! I’m not all the way thru it yet, but I’m really enjoying hearing from the female surfer perspective. The photo you used for the episode is from a good friend and great photographer – Chris Grant.

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