We’ve come such a long way since this thread started in 2005. Human victims today have so many cards to play. There’s also so much required sensitivity what with the regulators of alphabet soup. The plain answer is that with gender being fluid how would I even know who or what is paddling out?
I have had women surfers in my life since the early 1960's. Like other surfers, some are cool and a joy to be around and others you wish there was a bounty on their heads. It's all about the person inside. A few years ago, there was this young female surfer that use to paddle out in the spot I normally go. She was a sweetheart of a person and her style was like watching a ballerina out there. I loved to sit on the beach and just watch her.
If I was in the water and Worm paddled out, I would catch one in and park my ass on the sand and try to mentally record everything I was seeing her do. The grace of women loggers that rip put the Tudors of the world to shame. Its almost like a completely different sport and I'm so grateful that they do it.