A group of Bali-based female surfers plan to wear kebaya, traditional Indonesian female attire, while surfing at an event commemorating Kartini Day, which falls every year on April 21.
The surfers plan to hold the event on Thursday at Bali’s most famous beach, Kuta Beach.
“The event has been held seven times to celebrate Kartini Day,” Bagus Made Irawan, the founder of Magic Wave magazine, said on Tuesday as reported by kompas.com.
Through the surfing activities, the event aims to spread emancipation messages as well as promote surfing as a sport for women.
With invitations having been sent out to various surfing communities in Bali, several local surfers are slated to participate in the event.
Bagus said in previous years, numerous participants joined the event, including foreign female surfers.
Despite the sport’s growing popularity among women, there are no more than 10 professional female surfers in Bali, kompas.com reported.
Kartini Day, which celebrates women’s empowerment, is named after Raden Ajeng Kartini, known for her contributions to the country’s emancipation movement. (hol/rin)