The Surf Dive 'N Ski Girls Go Surfing Day A Success

CURRUMBIN/QLD, Saturday March 3, 2018: Fifty of Surfing Australia’s affiliated surf schools played host to the Surf Dive N Ski Girls Go Surfing Day across Aussie beaches today, in an initiative designed to drive mums, daughters, aunties, nieces, sisters and grandmas into the water to experience the joy of surfing for life. 

Surfing Australia affiliated surf schools from Queensland right around to Western Australia experienced a day full of fun under the sun for women of all ages. Surfing Services Australia hosted the program at Currumbin on the Gold Coast in perfect learner conditions with tiny fun waves peeling into the Alley.

The group even had a surprise visit from 2012 World Surf League Men’s World Champion Joel Parkinson and World Surf League Women’s World Tour competitor Courtney Conlogue.

Parkinson spoke about the importance of women in surfing, saying: "If you look at the progression in surfing, nothing's progressing faster than women's surfing. The things the girls on tour are doing are incredible."

 $2500 was raised for the Surf for Life Foundation through participant entry fees with over 500 females taking part in the program today.

Participants had a two-hour surf lesson and received 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 included goodies from nudie and 2XP.