Last week, Ocean Beach in San Francisco hosted one of the toughest paddleboard race so on the planet. A group of the best athletes in the world battled a death-defying race course in 20-foot waves, to try for the $20,000 number one spot.
If you watched this competition, you would have noticed that a few of the world’s best paddle boarders were missing. There was no Annabel Anderson or Candice Appleby, there wasn’t any Fiona Wylde or Andrea Moller, in fact there were no women invited at all.
For the second year in a row, the Red Bull Open Water invited exclusively male athletes to compete – so the women of the paddleboarding world took the social media to protest.