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Last updated: 22 September, 2015

VIDEO: Rabat’s coolest teenage girl pushes social boundaries through the surfboard

A new, dynamic generation is rising against conservative ideas about a woman's place in Arab society. 17-year-old Moroccan Oumaima Erhali is part of that youth movement. She's making waves – and breaking stereotypes.

“After a woman gets married, her husband doesn’t like her going to the beach, he doesn’t let her surf as she might show her body,” she says in the clip above. “I don’t really like the idea because Islam isn’t like that.”