Institute for Women Surfers

The Institute for Women Surfers is a grassroots educational initiative in the Public Humanities that brings together surfers, activists, artists, business owners, educators, and scientists to create spaces of peer teaching, learning, and mutual aid.   It is headquartered at Rice University. IWS was founded through the collaborative energies and joint vision of Cori Schumacher of The Inspire Initiative and Professor Krista Comer of Rice University. The Institute is currently directed by Professor Comer and advised by a hands-on Steering Committee.

To date, IWS has done 5 trainings:  most recently, collaborating with Dr. lisahunter, at Monash University Peninsula Campus in Victoria, Australia.

Check out a short video about our 2019 Oceania meeting.  Thanks for editing to Arlene Bax of Port Vila, Vanuatu.