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Girls Get Ready For The Waves! The Rip Curl & Hawaiian Tropic Girls Tour will once again be providing girls with the opportunity to try surfing for the first time, or improve on their surfing skills when the Europe-wide event launches this summer.
Touring the beaches of Spain, France, Portugal, Italy and the UK, the Rip Curl & Hawaiian Tropic Girls Tour offers girls the chance to throw themselves in, learning from scratch or trying new tricks and manoeuvers surrounded by qualified instructors and professional Rip Curl riders. The event is exclusively for girls - offering inspiration and confidence to any girl who wants to try something new or enhance their technique. Rip Curl pro surfers will be giving fellow surfers hints and tips in addition to the fully qualified instructors taking the lessons on BIC Surfboards.
This year lessons are free too, so anyone can get involved in the fun filled Girls Tour.
The tour takes on a Hawaiian theme this summer with a chance to take part in Hula dancing classes, watch Pirogue demonstrations and have lessons, learn about Rip Curl's worldwide environmental projects, join in art workshops with this season's Artist of the Search designer Heather Brown and meet Rip Curl's team of professional riders, including Pauline Ado the World Junior Champ 2006 and Justine Dupont, European Champion 2008. This summer, the Rip Curl & Hawaiian Tropic Girls Tour is served with a little twist. Girls from all over the UK will also be able to compete in a Rip Curl Girls Tour pro/am surf competition in association with Cornwall Surfer Girls. Cornwall Surfer Girls is a BSA affiliated club for surfer girls of all ages and abilities, with the aim of supporting and promoting progression in girls' surfing and creating a network and community of girl surfers in Cornwall. This years pro/am competition will be judged as a series, girls will accumulate points at each venue and the top performers will compete in the finals at St Ives for a £1000 prize.
Whilst welcoming in the new, the best bits also stay the same. A night of music and fun with live bands and DJ's will still be held at each venue for girls to let their hair down after a day on the water, and each girl will go home with a tip top goody bag full of a girls' essentials including Rip Curl and Hawaiian Tropic treats.
As always the event will integrate all the Rip Curl Planet initiatives: a carbon offset program, organic cotton goody bags and a full recycling arrangement.
Bournemouth: 27th and 28th June - Llangennith, Wales: 22nd and 23rd July
Croyde, Devon: 25th and 26th July - St Ives, Cornwall: 28th and 29th July