This year’s destination for the All Girls Surfriders campout was up the coast at Fingal Head. A couple of days on the beach and nights sharing laughs and killer dance moves made for a super fun weekend with awesome company. We had a great turn out this year, thanks for making the trip girls.
Whilst Saturday was fully blown out at Fingal, the keenest chicks decided to go hunting and scored fun waves at Kirra, Greenmount and Caba. The rest of us enjoyed swimming, exploring, art-making and chilling out by the local beach.
Luckily enough, the bank right out front of the camp ground turned on for us on Sunday morning for the competition. The conditions were tricky, as the waves were a hollow 2-3ft, punching on a knee-deep sand bar – and there was nothing in the way of reforms.
The opens division enjoyed the speedy waves, allowing for the girls to unleash some awesome turns, and also have a good roll. Even the longboarders managed to utilise their skill and manourver well in the fast waves. Our brave beginners, intermediates and juniors showed fantastic commitment and put up some great scores in the challenging conditions – with no inside waves or long white-wash, it pushed many of the girls to head out the back, which we all know is a big step particularly in dumpy waves. Amazing effort ladies, very inspiring!
Unfortunately, conditions began to degreade through the morning and, as the tide lowered, the sand bank became even more treacherous – so the contest directors made the call to finish the competition early. We were unable to get through the final heats, so the results below show the first place winners in each heat of respective divisions.
Thank you everyone for a brilliant weekend, it was so much fun to spend it with you all. Congratulations to all competitors and amazing effort to all those girls who pushed themselves. Stoked.
The first place heat winners are….
Junior Beginners – Mahia Adams
Senior Beginners – Nardene Fry
Senior Intermediates – Rese Emanuel, Jenna Menzies, Deb Gordon
Longboards – Maz Pentecost, Margreen Wiegers
Opens – Ebony Santamaria, Maz Pentecost, Jane Collins