We Kiwi surfers are a hardy bunch…cold water, predominant onshore winds, big southern swells, did I mention the cold water??…so it`s really heartwarming and inspiring to see the final instalment for this NZ summer of Wahine on Waves and a mixed bunch of lasses and ladies hitting the lineup. What follows is an account from Fi Duncan, Chief Wahine Creator, Pilates Guru and fellow Gypsy…
On Wednesday we held the final Wahine on Waves for Summer ’13. The weather was superb with a low tide 2 foot swell hitting the surf beach of Northern Makarori in Gisborne – New Zealand. It is school holidays here so what a fabulous way to spend a Wednesday morning. There were all abilities of surfettes, some paddled out the back to catch green waves, some watched in awe as the local ripping girls tore the waves to pieces, whilst some girls checked out the white wash in an attempt to ride their first waves! Everyone had a super fun morning of surfing. With a sausage sizzle and spot prizes no one went home empty-handed or with an empty stomach!
Ava Smith won a Surfkini bikini prize for funniest girl to surf with, she also has the best dance while riding her surfboard. India McCulloch won a Vonzipper tee prize for being really brave as she copped a big wave on the head and didn’t give up to get back out the back. Ella Jungwirth won a Surfkini Onesy for being the ultimate shredder.
Wahine on Waves strives to bring girls and ladies together in a non-threatening environment to have fun with surfing, whatever the level, everyone is welcome. A chance to mingle and meet new friends or catch up with your mates. It was another golden morning of the endless Gizzy summer we are having.
Big thank you also to Dayna Story, Jasmine Smith and Abby Logan, Nikki Horsman, Gina Samson, Cath Roberts and all my beautiful friends that are so supportive of Wahine days! Jasmine and Dayna are travelling soon to Nicaragua to compete in the Junior World surfing comp soon, we wish you the best of luck with your surfing and travel adventures.
Hey so thank YOU as without your support the event could not be possible, the local girl surfers love Wahine on Waves and so do we!