In a sport usually dominated by men, female surfers took over the waves this past weekend at the sixth-annual Queen of the Peak event in Tofino, B.C., at the only all-female event in the country. For the second year in a row, Hanna Scott was crowned the winner in the shortboard event, guaranteeing herself the win after pulling off a back-hand air move in the last minutes in the final heat. Twelve-year-old surfing sensation Mathea Olin wooed the crowd, placing first in the Princess of the Peak competition for girls 16 and under. She also placed fourth in the women’s shortboard and second in the women’s longboard.
Photography by John Lehmann
Hanna Scott during her winning ride in the shortboard competition.
Friends carry Hanna Scott to the podium.
Competitors make their way into the water off Cox Beach in Tofino.
Leah Oke during the shortboard finals event.
Twelve-year-old surfing sensation Mathea Olin in the longboard event.
Competitors in the Queen of the the Peak Surfing competition.
Olin during the shortboard finals event.
Competitors make their way in to the water.