Since 1999, the world’s elite big-wave surfers have battled it out at an event known as the Mount Everest of surf competitions – at Mavericks in California. Until this year, female surfers were banned from taking part. But a small group of determined women have fought their way in. Full article on the BBC

Chairman of the Board It was Saturday 30 April 2005. Milling around the Barbican foyer before the show were supermodel outlaws, junkie rock stars, tattooed Pretty Pollys, muscled surf mystics and office workers. No one quite knew what they had come to see (myself included – disguised as an office worker). Was it a Death in Vegas…