Photo of winners of Ballito Pro junior tournament with cheques provokes condemnation over pay disparity

Billabong and the World Surf League have faced criticism over the disparity in prize money between the male and female winners of a junior surfing tournament in South Africa.

The winners – Rio Waida from Indonesia and Zoe Steyn from South Africa – were pictured on the stage with oversized cheques, but Steyn’s at 4000 rand ($400) was half that of Waida’s.

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