“Caught Inside” the World of Gay Surfers


We talk a lot about athletes in major team sports coming out these days, from Derrick Gordan to Michael Sam, but all sports are undergoing a revolution as their LGBT athletes decide to be themselves.

Many think it’s easier to come out in an individual sport, like diving, than it is in a team sport. Surfing straddles the line between these worlds, with athletes competing solo, but also sharing the waves with a group as they wait for the perfect break. And that’s where the team aspect kicks in; the teasing, the camaraderie, and yes, the homophobia.

Caught Inside: The Taboo Of Being a Gay Surfer goes inside the world and the isolation gay surfers feel. And it has guys that look great in wetsuits.

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