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The female surfer making waves in Iran

Shahla Yasini became Iran's first woman surfer in 2013, when the Irish surfer Easkey Britton visited the country and taught Shahla and others how to ride waves in the remote coastal village of Ramin. Shahla talks to Rebecca Kesby about breaking barriers in one of Iran's most conservative regions, and about the many times her headscarf has fallen off in the water.

(Photo: Shahla Yasini in Ramin, Iran, 2018. Credit: Giulia Frigieri for Surfing Iran)

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4 minutes