Surf's up? Cunningham captures it

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Bianca Valenti surfs

Bianca Valenti surfs the waves at Ocean Beach on Feb. 14, 2017.
Photo by Sachi Cunningham

Surfing has long been a bro culture, but for much of her career Associate Professor Sachi Cunningham has tried to change that as both a strong female surfer in her own right and as a journalist who captures images of tremendous waves and the women who surf them.

NPR featured Cunningham in a recent multimedia piece. Read and listen to Cunningham reflect on the dangers of her work and the satisfaction she gets from spotlighting women's accomplishments in the sport. You'll also get to view some of her awe-inspiring big wave photos.