Vans has started a new YouTube series exploring the “often overlooked and polarizing social issues and topics within surfing”.

The first episode in the series explores the stereotypes and misconceptions that often exist within surf culture toward the LGBTQ+ community.

Series host Dylan Graves meets with San Francisco’s Queer Surf- an organization that advocates for the LGBTQ+ community, and creates a safe space for community members to converse and surf!

Pretty inspiring stuff here, and I learned a lot. Enjoy.

“Welcome to Breaking Waves, a series shining a light on often overlooked and polarizing social issues and topics within surfing. In this inaugural episode, Vans pro surfer and Weird Waves host Dylan Graves explores the stereotypical perceptions that often exist within surf culture, as he seeks to learn more about the LGBTQ+ surf community and understand how surfers can become better allies.

Follow along on Dylan’s journey as he links up with San Francisco’s Queer Surf—an organization advocating to create safe spaces at the beach and in the water— and explores how to make surfing more welcoming to everyone.”

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