Film: A surfer girl is “Making Waves” in Morocco

Oumaima Erhali is a 17-year-old Moroccan woman determined to surf. She believes surfing and Islam can walk together in harmony. "Making Waves" is a very interesting eight- minute surf film. The young Oumaima is part of a generation that is pushing boundaries. Oumaima won’t let stereotypes hold her back from the sport she loves. Morocco is a very traditional society, and one rarely sees women participating in water sports. But, the Moroccan society is changing. The young woman feels entirely free to express herself and do the things she wants to do. Namely surfing! “Being a Muslim comes from the heart, I like surfing because it makes me happy”, she says. Hopefully, the video will open a new chapter for aspiring surfer girls in the beautiful beaches of Morocco.