October 29, 2009 @ 9:14 AM – Features: Travel
Having spent many hours splashing about in the cold Scottish waters of the North Sea, a group of surf-inspired chicas decided enough was enough, and migrated to the warmer climes of South-west France. That was five years ago, and now they’re encouraging other like-minded ladies to do the same.
This summer witnessed the first ever British surf camp held just for girls on the sunny beaches of Seignosse and Hossegor. Teaming up with Ashleigh Bennetts, head coach of the O’Neill Surf Academy, the Surf Affinity ladies enjoyed a summer of sick surf and sunshine, where everyone’s surfing progressed massively. The camp was sponsored by Nikita, who donated treats by the bucketload, and their team riders came along to hang out on the beach and boost some nifty surfing manoeuvres!
It was a really good way for the girls to strike out on their own and boost their confidence in the water. The emphasis was definitely on having plenty of fun! All levels of ability were catered for and, once the surf session was over, the girls headed off to explore the local area.
There are plenty of courses planned for next summer, so don’t hesitate to give the girls a shout if you’re interested. From newbies to hotshots, everyone is welcome, so check out surfaffinity.com for more info or give them a call to discuss your Surf Affinity surf camp experience!
Check out this little video if you’re not convinced yet: