Rip Curl Drops Surf Legend Bethany Hamilton for Opposing Trans Inclusion in Surfing, Replaces Her with Trans Biological Male

by J Pelkey
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Legendary surfer, Bethany Hamilton, was dropped by the famous surf brand Rip Curl last year after she voiced her concerns about the inclusion of transgender, biological males, in women’s sports.

In what appears to be a retaliation to her stance, Rip Curl has hired a trans identified biological male, Sasha Lowerson, to promote women’s surfing.

Fox News has the details:

Surfing star Bethany Hamilton doubled down on her assertions that trans inclusion in women’s sports should be barred amid controversy over Rip Curl’s new ambassador.

The surfing brand was criticized for using transgender surfer Sasha Lowerson in a promotion last week.

“Male-bodied athletes should not be competing in female sports. Period,” Hamilton wrote on X.

Hamilton made her stance on trans inclusion in women’s sports clear last year after she spoke out against the World Surf League’s (WSL) rules governing transgender women competing in its events.

Hamilton said in a video posted to her Instagram that she would not be participating in WSL events if the rule remains.

Not surprisingly, many are calling for a boycott of Rip Curl. For those interested in boycotting the brand, Rip Curl is now owned by New Zealand brand Kathmandu Outdoor.

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Bethany doubled-down on her stance in a recent X post:

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