Girls Lineup at 2004 Girls Surfing Days : photo courtesy Rip Curl
Girls Go Surfing days
Over 1000 Girls Nationwide take to the water for the Rip Curls Learn to surf days.
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 June, 2005 : - - Over 1000 girls of all ages took to the waters around the UK coastline this weekend for the 3rd annual Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Days presented by Davidoff Cool Water.
Ten British Surfing Association qualified surf schools across the country ran the allgirls learn to surf program in great weather and perfect surf providing Girls with a friendly environment to have a go at the sport for the first time. Every girl that booked a lesson on the weekend received a free Rip Curl goodie bag, which included Davidoff perfume and a special event tee shirt.
Surf schools in Wales and Bournemouth took the most bookings with over 500 girls attending for the weekend filling up both days almost 2 weeks ago. Event organisers believe the reason for this is because girls living in land-locked regions like the midlands and London feel the need to escape for the weekend and get a taste of the beach lifestyle.
Rip Curls top International surfer/ model Elise Garrigue, flew into Newquay to help give tips and advice to the Girls on route to the Reunion islands where she will be representing Rip Curl at the Search WCT event being held this week.
Elise said: Im really happy to be invited to come back to England for the second year running to help encourage girls to get out there and give surfing a go. Surfing has always been perceived to be a very masculine sport but nowadays nearly every line-up has a girl in among the guys having her share of the waves. Surfing is not only is a great lifestyle but also a really fun way to stay fit and healthy.
Briley Adams learns to surf : : photo courtesy Rip Curl
Other highlights from the weekend included evening parties and BBQs at each venue on the Saturday which were free for all the girls who attended. Top new talent Belle who has recently been signed to Mercury records - provided the music at Belushis in Newquay with an outstanding exclusive live acoustic performance.
Rip Curl has taken the concept for the all girls learn to surf weekend from Australia where they have been successfully running the event for 15 years. James Hendy from Rip Curl UK said: we were really pleased that so many girls took this opportunity to give surfing a go this weekend and we are already planning dates for next years event.
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For more information please contact:
James Hendy ( Rip Curl ) +44 1637 850848
Michelle Thompson (Chase PR) 0207 4034141
Or go to www.ripcurl.com/events/europe
Girls Days - Surfersvillage