Girls go surfing this weekend

THE world's largest event-based surfing program the Girls Go Surfing Day is on again this weekend, with Saltwater Surf School running the local initiative on Sunday at Wallabi Point Main Beach.

The event has been running for over 20 years and is a fantastic opportunity for girls of all ages and abilities to give surfing a go in a relaxed, friendly environment where fun is the priority.

Co-owner of Saltwater Surf School, Luke Reading, said it's a great annual event that's all about trying something new.

"We've been participating in the Girls Go Surfing Days for a few years now and it's great to see a new group of girls come along each year and give it a go," Luke said.

"Our instructors are some of the area's best surfers and they're more than willing to share their knowledge and help the girls have a great time."

Essentially a 'grass-roots' learn-to-surf program targeting both non-surfers and beginners of all ages, the Girls Go Surfing Days have attracted girls from as young as five, right through to mothers and grandmothers.

Luke and his team have already run one Girls Go Surfing Day this month and had a great response first time around, with Luke expecting numbers of about 20 this Sunday.

Anyone wanting to join in the fun can register at Saltwater Wine Taree, by contacting Saltwater Surf School on 0431 330 314, or visit their website www.saltwatersurfschool.com.au/ for more information.

The Girls Go Surfing Day will cost you $55 which includes the lesson and a free showbag.

"We're going to have awesome weather this weekend too so it'll be a lot of fun," added Luke.

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