Surf Dive 'N Ski Girls Go Surfing Day Set For This Saturday

CASUARINA/NSW, March 1st, 2018: Fifty Surfing Australia affiliated surf schools will play host to the Surf Dive ‘N Ski Girls Go Surfing Day this Saturday, March 3rd.

The day is a rebirth of an initiative originally designed to drive female participation in surfing and will see mums, aunties, daughters, nieces, sisters and grandmas hit the water across six of Australia’s seven states and territories. So far over $2500 has been raised for the Surf for Life Projecf through participant entry fees.

The program was last put on in 2013 following 23 years of this all-female program being run, encouraging girls of any age and ability to come along and learn from an experienced instructor how to surf in groups of no bigger than eight.

Surf Dive ‘N Ski General Manager David Keay said: “Surf Dive ‘N Ski has always been committed to encouraging participation in the surf and growing the sport through supporting grassroots events. The Girls Go Surfing Day provides an amazing opportunity to share the experience of surfing and also to give back to the Surf for Life Project.”

Surfing Australia affiliated surf schools from Queensland right around to Western Australia will host a day full of fun under the sun for women of all ages, setting participants up to go surfing for life.

Participants will have a two-hour surf lesson and receive a $100 Surf Dive ‘N Ski participation pack with $5 from the $75 total cost per person going directly back into the Surf for Life Project. The pack also includes goodies from nudie and 2XP.

Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark said: "We’re very excited to be bringing the Surf Dive ‘N Ski Girls Go Surfing Day to the shores of Australia in 2018. This Surfing Australia female participation program was successful for 23 years and after a few years break, we are bringing this program back-to-life for our surf school network and more importantly, to encourage female participation in our sport.

"Not only that, but with the support of our partners Surf Dive ‘N Ski and nudie, we are able to inject $5 from every booking back into The Surf for Life project which gives underprivileged children a chance to experience the benefits and joy of surfing."

While registrations have now closed, some spots for certain locations may become available so please visit www.girlsgosurfingday.com to get added to the event waiting list.