Girls Tour 2010 hits Newquay this weekend!

Elisa do Brasil photo: Frank Munari

If you’re around Newquay this weekend, make sure you stop by at the Fistral Beach to join the Rip Curl & Hawaiian Tropics Girls Tour’s first stop in the UK!

Here’s the lowdown on what to expect:

During the day at Fistral Beach on 10th/11th July and Boscombe Beach 13th/14th July, certified surf instructors will provide free surf lessons alongside Tahitian longboarder and Rip Curl icon Hanalei Reponty, while all new for 2010, a team of experienced female DJs will be on hand with complimentary DJ workshops, showing the budding surfers how to spin some tunes on the decks. The fun continues for everyone on the beach as the sun goes down on the first night of each tour stop as the internationally renowned DJ Elisa Do Brasil brings a touch of Brazilian heat with the ‘Sunset Sessions’, playing a sizzling mix of breaks and beats, as the crowd dance into the evening with warm sand between their toes.

Speaking about the UK events, longboarder Hanalei said, “I’m really looking forward to the Girls Tour hitting Newquay and Bournemouth this year and kicking off the UK’s summer of surf. The girls who attend are always super stoked and I’m looking forward to sharing surf tips with them in the water, plus the addition of DJ lessons and live sets right on the beach from DJ Elisa Do Brasil will mean that we’re definitely bringing the party to Fistral and Boscombe this year.”

The Girls Tour DJ and Surf lessons are 100% free and just for girls (over 15 years old) but as the sun goes down and the music gets turned up the concert is free for everyone to enjoy. To join in the fun before you head to the beach, go to the 2010 Girls Tour website which features cool musical gadgets, including a digital mixing deck where you can mix Hawaiian Tropic’s sounds (like the ukulele, or crashing waves), with Rip Curl’s rock rhythms (electric guitar, drums). You can even create your own tunes, record them, and send them to your Facebook page to obtain as many votes as possible! The highest scoring entries can win all sorts of prizes including a weekend away with the girls to one of the tour stops.

Newquay, Fistral Beach:

July 10th/11th: Girls register at Fistral Beach from 9am or pre-register at The Rip Curl English Surfing Federation Surf School by emailing
July 10th: As the sun goes down, everyone can enjoy the Sunset Sessions on the beach with DJ Elisa do Brasil.

Bournemouth, Boscombe Beach:

July 13/14: Girls register at Boscombe Beach from 9am or pre-register at Sorted Surf School by emailing
July 13th: As the sun goes down, everyone can enjoy the Sunset Sessions on the beach with DJ Elisa do Brasil.

Girls Tour 2010 Dates:


10/11- ENGLAND – Newquay
13/14 – ENGLAND – Bournemouth
17/18 – ITALY – Fregene
17/18 – SPAIN – Bakio
21/22 – PORTUGAL – 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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