Meryem El Gardoum is Signaling a New Era for Female Arab Surfers

As a surf coach, Meryem’s goal is to grow the next generation of local surf champions. (Photo: Simon Guillemin, She Surf)
As a surf coach, Meryem’s goal is to grow the next generation of local surf champions. (Photo: Simon Guillemin, She Surf)
When the surf is flat, towering dunescapes become the next best option for speed and cross-training. (Photo: Simon Guillemin,
When the surf is flat, towering dunescapes become the next best option for speed and cross-training. (Photo: Simon Guillemin, She Surf)
By defying local stereotypes, Meryem is changing the image of surfers in her community. (Photo: Simon Guillemin, She Surf)
By defying local stereotypes, Meryem is changing the image of surfers in her community. (Photo: Simon Guillemin, She Surf)

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