First published on 5 May 2010. Updated on 4 May 2011.
The iconic image of the Aussie surfer is being challenged with the launch of a new website for gay surfers. The long-overdue site welcomes queer surfers from Australia and abroad to join its forums and chat about everything from coming-out experiences as a surfer through to the best hidden wave-riding spots in the country.
Gaysurfers.net webmaster, Thomas, launched the site after being frustrated while trying to locate an online site where gay surfers could become part of network. Within the first six months of its launch the site has already signed up 2150 members from over 76 countries. The daily membership growth reflects the relevance of the underground queer surfing culture that has remained relatively closeted to date.
Whether you like to longboard or boogie, the site allows you to contribute your thoughts and comments. The idea of a gay surfer is no longer a fantasy character in porn, but an everyday reality.
Check out Gay Surfers today.
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