Kudos to Olive Bowers, a 13-year-old who wrote a letter to Tracks magazine expressing her wish to see more girls surfing in the magazine and on its website (worth reading her whole letter). She’s received a lot of attention for her letter and stirred a lot of emotion. (And I’m with her: I’d like to see more coverage of female surfers ripping, too!) I’m always going to cheer loudly for teens who pen letters to the editor to express their strong opinions and my heart dropped when I read the defensive response from the Tracks editor, who described her letter as an “outburst.” Funny how you rarely here about boys or men having “outbursts” when they express their opinions. Hmmm.