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Sasha Jane Lowerson, First Transgender Surfer, Wins Women's Competitions

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Stab report.For the Open Women's competition, Lowerson scored 14.70 to win, Young finished second with 10.63 and Samantha Vanderford was third with 9.27.Lowerson won the 2019 Western Australian state title, competing as Ryan Egan, before transitioning to a woman a couple of years later.Following Thursday's victory, Lowerson spoke about the difficulties she faced in coming to terms with identifying as transgender, according to The Australian."I've been surfing since I was a little boy, I was a good junior surfer, I was surfing against grown men at 14 and winning," Lowerson said."I knew at a very young age that I wasn't a normal boy.

For the best part of [my life], I thought [Sasha] could never live, I had to put her in a box. That is something a lot of girls experience."About every two years, I'd want to kill myself and I've had a good go at it.

I had a real wake-up call in [2020] then I thought 'What are you doing? You are living a lie.'"Lowerson also spoke about the decision to continue surfing after coming out as transgender."I made a decision to be truthful to me and the world and that is when I decided to unveil Sasha as such," Lowerson said."I started a medical transition at the start of 2021.

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