The World Surf League's has announced to give equal prize money to male and female athletes from next year onwards. The WSL becomes the first US-based global sports league to achieve prize money equality.
Surfing will be part of the Olympic programme for the first time in Tokyo in 2020.
WSL chief executive Sophie Goldschmidt, who was formerly the chief commercial and marketing director with the Rugby Football Union, said she wants the sport to lead the way in pushing for equality.
"We feel very lucky to have women on our tour who are highly talented, iconic role models, and more than deserve this recognition as they stand alongside our extraordinary male athletes," she said.
"This is the latest in a series of actions the WSL has undertaken to showcase our female athletes, from competing on the same quality waves as the men, to better locations, and increased investment and support."