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 and a PhD candidate in surfing, 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


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