While it's great to see Rip Curl (multi-national surf company) putting on a contest in Tofino , it's too bad to see that they are offering a $5000 first prize for male surfers and only a $1500 prize for the top female surfer !!
What is Rip Curl trying to say to the female surfers ? I don't think it would be well received if the Olympic Federation decided that only men could compete for Gold but they'd let women take home a Bronze ?? So much for equality !
The Rip Curl Stew takes place on Cox Bay on June 11 and 12 2011.