Lucy Small


Out of deep south Western Australia via right points around the world and most recently Sydney, Lucy Small has spent the last decade combining a career in surf journalism, social science study and competitive longboarding. Having travelled and surfed in places such as Mozambique, Bangladesh and Algeria, Lucy has grounded her way of experiencing surf travel in a will to understand the political and social landscapes of the communities she encounters. A recent graduate of a Master of Peace and Conflict Studies, feminism and social change, Lucy has used surfing as a point to pivot from in order to better understand the complex world in which we live. Dedicated to telling stories and showcasing the vast tapestry of experiences across surfing communities, you can find Lucy’s work in publications such as Pacific Longboarder Magazine, Surfing World Magazine, and Lucy’s most recognisable moment was calling out the organisers of a surf contest in 2021 for awarding less than half of the prizemoney of the men’s division winner to the women’s winner in a video that went viral, leading Lucy to launch a campaign for gender equality in sport called Equal Pay for Equal Play. Lucy was the first Longboarder on the cover of Tracks Magazine and appeared in news segments across the world. 


Lucy will be joining us for a Q&A session at the IWD Celebration Film Night!

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Photo: @wen.surfphotography