India's First Female Surfer, Ishita Malaviya - Bikini Adventures
Inspiring stories of young women defying a culture to follow their love and passion for surfing
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India’s First Female Surfer

Ishita Malaviya

One of our biggest messages is empowering women to step outside their comfort zone and have authentic experiences. We could’t be more inspired by Ishita Malaviya, India’s first female surfer who challenged the norms of her culture and now inspires other young girls of the community to get out there and just have a go.

Brown Girl Surf have created the above short film with the help of ‘Storytellers for Good’, to document the inspiring story of Ishita.

Ishita’s vibrant smile and sparkling eyes represent her joy and passion for surfing. She has founded her own surf school with her boyfriend, the Shaka Surf Club and models for Roxy in her spare time.

Ishita is joined by a unique and talented group of women –
Crystal Thornburg-Homcy, Liz Clark, Lauren Hill, Emi Koch, and Kate Baldwin to feature in a Dave Homcy Film – Beyond the Surface. With unshakable determination for a better world, they travel through India documenting the ways in which surfing, yoga, and ecological creativity are bringing hope and fueling change for local people and the world.


Photo credit: Ming Nomchong

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