The Drop In Sessions - Jodie Cooper
For over 30 years Jodie Cooper's passion for surfing and readiness to stand up for what’s right, for herself, for women’s surfing and for equality, makes for such a powerful legacy that today’s professional female surfers feel and will continue to experience. She has made it through the misogyny of the 80s, an actual shark attack, abhorrent bullying and more, with a refreshing amount of honesty and humour. Her frank and candid approach to her surfing career, including the challenges she faced, the epic moments and surfing highs, have made her one of pro-surfing’s most cherished and loved icons.
In this episode, Sophie and Jodie talk about her wild experiences of the 80’s and 90s, why taking a stand against the homophobia of the industry in the 80’s was a pivotal moment where she “wanted to do it for women’s surfing and human kind”, her early adventures with Pam Burridge on tour feeling like “Crocodile Dundee” and the release of the amazing Girl’s Can’t Surf movie.