Meet the change-makers for the future of surfing

Surfing has come a long way since its origins in ancient Polynesia. In Hawaii today, surfing remains more than just a sport — it’s a lifestyle, sacred cultural act, and gathering passed down for generations.

In the male-dominated sport of surfing, these ‘kaikaina,’ or little sisters, are the change-makers of the future. The girls and women of ‘kaikaina’ support each other, surf at an elite level, and strive to be the ultimate best.

“We continue in old and new ways to define surfing, not just the sport, but our cultural practice.”

—Pua Desoto