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Rip Curl's premiere all girls fun day out “Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day” took place over last weekend the 29th of September on the beautiful white sand beach of Kata Beach in Phuket, Thailand in what locals described as perfect conditions. Over 80 girls from all over South East Asia including Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia joined local Thai girls in Rip Curls Global Learn to Surf program.
Before the weekend’s activities kicked off, Rip Curl Asia retail winners and numerous media from all over South East Asia spent a whole day on board the beautiful 120-foot sailing yacht ‘Infinity’. On a 5-hour journey sailing through the Gulf of Thailand, passing through some of the region’s most well-known and spectacular Islands, the on board entertainment was ripe with pounding beats and an all day top deck dance party, before reaching land at one of Thailand most prestigious and beautiful resorts ‘Sri Panwa’ located at Cape Panwa on the South East tip of Phuket. The guests were treated to an awe-inspiring sunset and dinner perched on top of the resort roof top bar and restaurant, all hosted by the resorts gracious staff and CEO/Owner Mr Plawan.
The following days activities kicked off at 10am with girls hitting the beach for a warm-up stretch and surf lessons from Rip Curl School of Surf’s very own Jonni Deaker. The waves were perfect for learning how to surf, so the girls were unstoppable and couldn’t get enough of catching waves under the clear and sunny sky. Malaysian celebrity ‘Pear’ was one of the girls that managed to stand up easily on her first try even though she had never even surfed before. Once the girls had mastered the waves, the fun continued with art classes, hula-hoop, tug of war battles and numerous attempts at setting a new world record with the ‘Wobaba’ sling shot challenge; where girls teamed up and launched the amazing ‘Wobaba’ water bouncing ball some 180m across the water.
The event not only attracted wannabe surfer girls but also some of the biggest media from the region including presenters from Channel [V] Thailand, 8-Style Malaysia, Cosmo Girl, Juice Magazine, Cheeze, Sister and Seventeen, who were all given the opportunity to try the sport of surfing for the first time. Awards were given that evening for Best Wipe out, going to ‘Maya’ of Indonesia's Juice Magazine, as well as most stylish surfing going to ‘PiPo’ of Thailand’s Cheeze Magazine. Following the awards the evening’s entertainment kicked of with reggae bands and fire dancing from the local beach boys and kids. The party continued on in true Thai style with girls crowding the dance floor and fireworks lighting up the skyline.
A special thanks goes out to all the Kata beach crew and lifeguards, whom without their support and generosity this truly amazing event would not have been possible.
Check out the Girls Go Surfing Day website here: http://asia.ripcurl.com/?ggsd12home For the Girls Go Surfing Day Facebook go here: https://www.facebook.com/asiaripcurl or here: https://www.facebook.com/RipCurlThailand Follow Rip Curl Asia on Instagram and Twitter @RipCurlAsia
The Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day is sponsored by: Ibis Hotel, Sri Panwa Resort, Singha, Air Asia, Waboba, Beach Hut and Flow House, with media support by Phuket News, JUICE, Channel [V] Thailand, COSMOgirl!, Girlfriend, 8-Style Malaysia and SISTER