Girls on board for club launch
FEMALE board riders will have the chance to show off their skills with the formation of a new club.
Tweed Coast Girls Boardriders is a fun, social and skill-building club for Tweed surf girls of all ages and levels of skill.
The board riders club was formed by a group of beach-loving Tweed women in an effort to give women their own place on the waves.
Tweed Coast Girls Boardriders co-founder Beth Nevill said the group would be a great place to meet like-minded women from the Tweed Coast area.
“The reason we decided to do it is there are so many co-ed board riding groups up and down the coast,” Ms Nevill said.
“When they have competitions, there are sometimes only two girls in each heat. So this is a chance for the girls to get together for competitions.
“Because there are so few girls in some of the clubs, we often don't get proper heats. We are hoping to pull a crowd of women from far down the coast.”
Ms Nevill said the Tweed Coast Girls Boardriders would hold a sign-on day this Sunday at Cabarita Beach headland.
“At the sign-on day we will give an introduction on how the club will run,” Ms Nevill said.
“Any girls over the age of five are welcome to come along. The cost is $30 for the year and this is to cover insurance and equipment.
“We will then hold meetings and competitions on the second Sunday of each month at different beaches so we are not always targeting the same beach.”
Ms Nevill said club members would be awarded points after every competition, which would go towards their overall total and rank for the year.
“We are looking for local businesses to donate prizes for the competitions,” Ms Nevill said.
“This area is a breeding ground for female surfers. We want to give women the chance to learn skills and to have fun.”
The sign-on day will run from 10am to 12pm DST.