Billabong Girls Days Dates Announced

Billabong Girls Days 08: A Celebration of Women’s Surfing

The Billabong Girls are back in the UK this July, hosting the Billabong Girls Surf Days on Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th in Woolacombe, Devon.

This entirely free event is open to beginners and advanced female surfers, aged between 10 and 30. The weekend ensures a fantastic opportunity to discover surfing. Here’s the action-packed schedule…

Each day will start with a yoga session, the perfect warm-up before the surf. There will be two surf sessions each day, where participants can either learn to surf or improve their technique. The girls will be divided into groups according to their skills and will receive tutoring from professional teachers as well as Billabong Pro surfers Léa Brassy and Alana Brennan.

In between the two sessions, the girls will be given tips on how to pick their equipment, choose a wave, how to behave in the water and surf safety. To complement the learning, the girls will watch surfing videos and have the opportunity to talk to pro surfers about their recent surf trip to Tahiti in May 2008. (All material boards and wetsuits will be provided by Billabong.)

The Billabong Girls Days also aim to raise awareness of environmental matters. Pro-rider and Surfrider Foundation members will hold workshops and conferences to raise awareness about the environment and there will be a special nutrition workshop showing how to feel good in mind and body through living a healthy lifestyle. Then, as the day comes to an end, a hip hop dance class will kick off the evening.

You can register online at the Billabong Girls Days website before July 1st, 2008. It’s a first come, first served event so only the first 150 girls will be able to register.

Dates and Locations: 4 countries, 5 surf spots
The Billabong Girls Days European tour will be visiting the following spots…
Barcelona, SPAIN – weekend of 19th and 20th June (with ‘special Barcelona’ workshops, skate lessons and graffiti)
Miengo (Cantabria), SPAIN – Playa de Mogro – Tuesday July 1st & Wednesday July 2nd.
Hossegor/Seignosse, FRANCE – Plage des Bourdaines – Saturday July 5th & Sunday July 6th.
Woolacombe (Devon), UK – Main Beach – Saturday July 12th and Sunday July 13th.
Cascais, PORTUGAL – Guincho Beach – Wednesday July 30th until Saturday August 2nd.


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