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Girls Go Surfing Day hitting local beaches this weekend

The annual Girls Go Surfing Day is the world's longest running female learn-to-surf program, and will hit coast beaches this weekend. Photo: Surfing Australia/Nikon
The annual Girls Go Surfing Day is the world’s longest running female learn-to-surf program, and will hit coast beaches this weekend. Photo: Surfing Australia/Nikon

The annual Girls Go Surfing Day – the world’s longest running female learn-to-surf program – hits Australian beaches this weekend.
In its 23rd year, the Girls Go Surfing Day encourages female non-surfers and beginners of all ages to experience the thrill of surfing with their friends and family.
To be run across the coming weekend (9-10 February), the annual ‘girls only’ day promotes the benefits that surfing provides for the fitness and well-being to females of all ages.
The event will take place simultaneously across a vast selection of Australia’s beautiful beaches  – and at the perfect time of year to introduce new participants to the iconic Australian pastime of surfing.
In 2013, the popular program will be held nationally at more than 40 schools throughout the Surfing Australia Surf Schools Network, ensuring the lessons are conducted professionally in a safe and enjoyable environment.
Ladies in the northern Sunshine Coast area have several choices of accredited surf schools, including Coolum and Mudjimba, which are both running two hour lessons on both days.
“The Girls Go Surfing day is an annual event now in its 23rd consecutive year running and has been very popular here in previous years,” explained Mudjimba Surf School’s Shane Campbell.
“It gives girls of all ages and ability the chance to get together and learn to surf or brush up on existing skills with professional tuition in a safe, friendly and relaxed environment; and the girls always have a great time together.”
Entry in Surfing Australia’s Girls Go Surfing days cost $55 per lesson – which includes a complimentary showbag and official T-Shirt.
Mudjimba Surf School is running lessons at 7am, 9am and 11am on both days, while Coolum Surfing School will hold two hour lessons at 12:30 and 2:30pm on Saturday; and 9am and 11am on Sunday.
Bookings for the Girls Go Surfing Days are essential. Contact Mudjimba Surf School on 0401 260 418 (email: mudjimbasurf@hotmail.com) or Coolum Surfing School on 0438 731 503 (email: info@coolumsurfschool.com.au)
For entry details and a full list of participating surf schools, including more Sunshine Coast schools, please visit www.girlsgosurfingday.com.