Danielle Black Lyons surfing her Stewart CMP longboard

Surfer, artist, and mother Danielle Black Lyons is a driving force in the movement to promote diversity and inclusivity in surfing. As a co-founder of Textured Waves, she works to propagate the culture and sport of women’s surfing towards women of color and underrepresented demographics through representation, community and sisterly camaraderie. All that, and she's a damn good surfer.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Danielle grew up bodyboarding and spending lots of time in the water with her family. She eventually transitioned to surfing on a trip to Hawaii and was instantly hooked. These days you can find her at her home break in Oceanside, as well as traveling the world filming and getting photos for some of her favorite brands, and of course spreading the word for diversity in the lineup.



Surf spot: Oceanside Harbor, Popoyo, Ho’okipa

Board model: 9' CMP

Band: Katchafire

Food: Street tacos

Best memory on a Stewart: Party waves at Queens with the Textured Waves crew

Shero: My mom 

Fun fact: I am ruthless at Scrabble



Ambassador - ROXY

Ambassador - Kind Humans

Ambassador - Changing Tides Foundation

Co-Founder - 1 Planet One People

Co-Founder - Textured Waves



Feature, December 2021 - San Diego Magazine "8 Items Textured Waves Cofounder Danielle Black Lyons Has to Have"

Interview, October 2020 - Shape.com "Textured Waves Is Using Instagram to Diversify the Surfing World"

Feature, October 2020 - Surfer.com "How Does Becoming a Mother Affect Your Surfing Life"

Interview, July 2020 - herwaves.com "Meet Artist and Surfer Danielle Black Lyons"

Feature, June 2020 - Vogue "Meet Textured Waves, the Surfing Collective Inviting More Women of Color Into the Water"

Film, June 2020 - The Seea's "Sea Us Now"

Accolade, June 2020 - Named "Constituent of the Month" for the 49th District by CA State Representative Mike Levin

Interview - runningonom.com "Danielle Black Lyons on Healing and Representation in Surfing"

Interview - theoceanisfemale.com "Surf Artist Stories - Danielle Black Lyons"

 Danielle Black Lyons surfing Stewart CMP longboard