The California Surf Museum in Oceanside, CA, showcased an exhibit dedicated entirely to the women of waves from March 2010 to February 2011.

The exhibit explored many aspects of women riding waves. From the Hawaiian surfing queens to the freshly crowned champions of the women’s pro tour, “Women on Waves” celebrates more than 300 years of women’s performances in surfing. At the same time, the exhibit chronicles the beach fashions women endured or created, the milestones they accomplished and the often-overlooked influence feminine mystique has on wave-riding.

Though the exhibit wasn’t able to provide a complete history of women’s surfing, it does a great job in highlighting women’s contribution to the sport of surfing. Women on Waves was a delight to both women and men alike.