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Surfing in Iran – 2011

Easkey Britton surfe en Iran

Documentaire diffusé sur FranceÔ le 30 octobre

63 Responses to “Surfing in Iran – 2011”

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  2. pejman says:

    Nice done.

    Glad to see you surf and enjoy your trip in Iran. ;-)

  3. sarvenaz says:


    Occidentaux, vous pouvez visiter l’Iran, vous y serez bien accueilli, seule conditions, les femmes doivent porter une écharpe sur la tête et manches longues !
    Le pays est beau et mérite d’être visiter.

    Allez-y, vous ne le regretterez pas, j’oubliais, ce serait un plus formidable si vous avez des amis là-bas ! ils vous serviront de guides !

    bonne journée

  4. pat says:

    Fantastic, reminds me once again people are not governments!

  5. Brian T says:

    Brilliant – more please :)

  6. Jonathan Lex says:

    Fantastic. Well done. I am surprised this was possible in Iran. a real eye opener.

  7. Farhad Ghahremani says:

    I is all about neutralising pre-conceptions :) or even breaking them down :) thank you

  8. James K1 says:

    Well Done girls. That was fantastic. I am so thrilled to see you achieving this milestone. I will be following your endeavours in the future and I can only wish to both of you all the very best.

    You have won the admiration of many many people all around the world by completing this journey and achieving your goal of becoming the first woman to surf in Iran.

    Bonne Journee

  9. John Bartram says:

    Great surfing and fascinating little film – thanks.
    I am *so* jealous of you visiting Iran.
    All the best to you.

  10. mick says:


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  12. TayMcLean says:

    Great stuff ! The general landscape and street scenes look interesting. The people are warm like their climate ! Thank you.

  13. Shahram says:

    Just read the news on BBC’s website.
    Loved what you did. It’s wonderful, well done!

  14. mcmahon family says:

    great to see rossnowlagh on the map again !

  15. Parisa says:

    Nice job girl, that was very brave. Have you tried to do surfing in Caspian sea?

  16. James says:

    I just been reading this from the BBC and after watching this little snip bit, i would love to see more. I wish i was there to see the locals faces. You really made their day and i’m sure they will remember you for their rest of their lives.

  17. K.Goodary says:

    I am so glad that the two women visited Iran and saw the real warmth of the Iranian people.
    The first time I visited Iran, I was very anxious on my way there. But from the time I landed in Tehran, everyone was so helpful.I was invited by complete strangers to visit their families and have dinner with them.
    I even stayed several nights with a family, because they would not allow me to spend my money in hotel bills .
    I loved the country and it people so much that I visited the country 3 more times .
    The warmth of the people. their rich cultural heritage, their values, principles of respecting families and the way they bring up their children made me so proud to have lived amongst these people. Western nation has a lot to learn from them, instead of media propaganda portraying the country otherwise.

  18. Mandy says:

    Brilliant surfing, exciting to watch you Iran. The sea looks fantastic and you say it was really hot. I’m only used to the cold North Sea :) anyway, absolutely amazing to watch!!

  19. Isnopersian says:

    Touching, this matches my experience of the average people, truly. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face and a tear to my eyes. I wish your endeavours are working out for other countries too!

  20. Salut Marion, Hi Easkey says:

    Here via BBC, too. The first thing I noticed, not to be purile but Easkey is a very sexy woman – whether in that somewhat-amusing hijab surf outfit or whatever else. I say this because it’s more profound than many – she’s sexy due to what she DOES, and loving what she does – not how good she is at posing and makeup or showing-off her body. Although of course, being a professional sportswoman, the latter must look great, too. So many miss that point and fail to exercise adequately. Then again, not everyone comes from Ireland where it’s so inspiring… Anyway, a great example to all women and feminists worldwide.

  21. Chris Hines says:

    Congratulations to all involved. Surfing should cross borders, both physical and preceptual. Surfing can help but again respect for the communities of countries where we surf.

  22. f.i.m.Hossen. says:

    A first step that must be followed by others which unveil the true aspect of Iran.

  23. Abdalhamid says:

    This is so brilliant…the idea itself is bold and transcendant. The filming is delightful and the soundtrack…WOW!!

    Congratulations to everyone involved in this!! You have just made the world a better place ;o)

    Peace, Hamid

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  25. Zara says:

    Hi, I loved this, especially as I live in Iran and I am from Donegal, Ireland. Good luck Easkey and thanks again.

  26. farzin says:

    Great job! Looks like you had a lot of fun! Glad you enjoyed your time in Iran.

  27. Rick Anderson says:

    Now, that’s diplomacy… Wonderful!

  28. Mark Proctor says:

    Inspirational on every level- fantastic film, very well made-beautiful.

  29. Rouzbeh says:

    this is one COOL initiative! well done and good luck

  30. Filou says:

    check this academic article re women’s sports before the islamic revolution http://storify.com/smallmedia/iranian-women-s-sports-pre-revolution

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