In her parents’ basement in Orewa, Lou Aitken is riding the quest of a wave, as one of a rare breed of women who create surfboards. Jim Kayes reports.
Lou Aitken is a quiet pioneer. A feminist breaking down barriers simply through her actions.
She doesn’t have a placard or a bullhorn, isn’t burning bras and hasn’t taken to Twitter to join the #metoo movement.
Instead the 23-year-old has quietly smashed two glass ceilings, and is now polishing the sharp edges off the second stage of a career that has seen her go where few women have ventured before.