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Australian beaches swarmed for Girls Go Surfing Day

Jazelle Parmenter, Gabrielle Hoppet and Vanessa Neilsen © Surfing Australia/Nikon



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First-timers hit Australian beaches to learn how to surf

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 December, 2013 -- Beaches Australia wide have been swarmed with first-time female surfers for the annual Girls Go Surfing Day today.

In its 24th 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.

The world’s longest running female learn-to-surf program promotes the benefits surfing provides for the fitness and well-being to females of all ages.

Budding female surfers Jazelle Parmenter (Palm Beach, Qld), Gabrielle Hoppet (Mermaid Waters, Qld) and Vanessa Neilsen (Fingal Head, NSW) took to the waves with Walkin’ On Water Surf School at Greenmount this morning and were thrilled with the program.

“It was a really nice environment to learn to surf in,” said Parmenter.

“I think it’s going to help a lot with my future surfing. We will be pros by the end of the holidays.”

To wrap-up tomorrow, the program is held nationally at more than 40 schools through the Surfing Australia Surf Schools Network ensuring the lessons are conducted professionally in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The event will take place across a vast selection of Australia’s beautiful beaches at the perfect time of year to introduce new participants to the iconic Australian pastime of surfing.  The Girls Go Surfing Day is proudly supported by Surfing Australia and Rip Curl.

Jake White

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