Rip Curl Europe Girls' surf tour: now on!
Fancy learning to surf and DJ? Then Rip Curl have answered your multi talented prayers with their Girls Tour 2010, with Hawaiian Tropic, rolling across Europe's best surf spots.
And new team rider, Tahitian based stylish longboarder Hanalei Reponty, will be there coaching alongside local surf instructors, plus DJ Elisa Do Brasil, who'll pass her knowledge of the decks on each evening, apres surf....
From their humble beginnings in 1969 as a project between two surfers on 'The Search,' Rip Curl is now one of the largest surf and board sports brands on the globe: The Rip Curl Girls Tour is their largest female-focused event in Europe, which, in 2009, even saw team rider and multiple ASP World Champion title holder Stephanie 'Happy' Gilmore venture to the (sadly flat) waves of Brighton.
Above: Rip Curl's latest female team rider Hanalei Reponty
The tour's kicked off already, with sunny chilled sessions in La Ciotat, France, but the next stops are back in Blighty: first at surf capital, Newquay's Fistral Beach, on July 10 and 11, lessons are with the famed English Surfing Federation (email firstname.lastname@example.org
to register or for info); then on to the south coast's mellower swell at Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth July 13 and 14 (email email@example.com to register).
At each stop, longboarder and new Rip Curl 'icon' Hanalei Reponty will be on hand alongside the best local coaches, to offer tips, advice and more for all wannabe surfers - if you're female and aged 15 or over (sorry guys!).
Above: Hanalei Reponty will sharing her surfing skill with attendees
New for 2010, a team of female DJs are also joining the tour - holding workshops on how to master mixing. Then for the first night of each stop, France's DJ Elisa Do Brasil will be bringing her 'Sunset Sessions' to the beach - a melting pot of breaks, beats and latin rythmns to wind down apres surf - which is open for all.
And - best of all - the whole event is free: so you've no excuses to not convince your mum, sister, or that nervous friend, to join in and learn to surf - getting more women in the water.
Above: one lesson won't make you look like this, but you can check out Rip Curl's latest lines
The full remaining dates are below - head to girlstour2010.com for more info:
10/11- ENGLAND - Newquay
13/14 - ENGLAND - Bournemouth
17/18 - ITALY - Fregene
17/18 - SPAIN - Bakio
21/22 - PORT UGAL - Praia Grande
24/25 - SPAIN - El Palmar Vejer De La Frontera
24/25 - ITALY - Milano Marittima
28/29 - FRANCE - Les Sables D'olonne
3/4 - SPAIN - Zarautz
14/15 - FRANCE - Hossegor
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