This northerly swell was quickly followed by a stronger WNW'er which was whipped up by a storm as it intensified by the Dateline. The issue of homosexuality and surfing draws in a lot of wider problems the sport has with diversity in general — something that seems at odds with the easy-going, counterculture lifestyle many feel it represents. The Surfrider Foundation and the Surfers' Environmental Alliance organized the protest to make the media and political leaders aware that the ASBPA, despite what they advertise, does not represent the gay surfingbeach-going, American public. I'm not a frozen water oceanographer, so I can't really say. It is a story about being able to live your life the way you are, without being bound by the stereotypes of the subculture.
The news articles say the swell traveled from the Gulf of Alaska to the iceberg south of New Zealand in about 5 days.
It should be good for business don't you think? They are followed later, much later if the storm is far away, by the more energetic swell with shorter wave periods that you can surf. Within two weeks, people had got in touch. I'm not a frozen water oceanographer, so I can't really say.
Kennelly felt she had no choice but to suppress her sexuality if she wanted a successful career.