Caltex / Honey Girls Surf Classic

16 Sep 2009 0 Share

he inspirational Kurranulla Wahines set the scene for the strong, vibrant and highly competitive female surfing culture within Australia during the 1960’s.

he inspirational Kurranulla Wahines set the scene for the strong, vibrant and highly competitive female surfing culture within Australia during the 1960’s.

Rising star Skye Burgess (Lake Heights, NSW) will be on hand at the Caltex / Honey Girls Surf Classic this upcoming October long weekend.

Rising star Skye Burgess (Lake Heights, NSW) will be on hand at the Caltex / Honey Girls Surf Classic this upcoming October long weekend.

The Caltex / Honey Girls Surf Classic will take place at North Cronulla Beach over the October long weekend. The female only event will feature five divisions including; Open Women's Surfboard, U/16 Girls Surfboard, U/14 Girls Surfboard, Open Longboard and Open Bodyboard with a unique contest format that will encourage activation and participation.

Women's surfing dates back to pre 1962 in Cronulla at which point the Kurranulla Wahines, an all girls club was formed.

The beaches at Cronulla have been recognised within the National Surfing Reserve Scheme for their wave quality and cultural significance in the development of Australia's surfing culture. This event will begin another chapter in the proud surfing heritage of the area, particularly due to the unique way it will encourage and develop women's surfing and model positive active lifestyles.

In addition to the fun and excitement of the surfing action a Surfing Australia Judging and Officiating Course will be held to further enhance the calibre of accredited female judges within the Sydney area.

This initiative is part of the development and mentoring strategy embedded into the event structure which also includes a sportswomen's dinner, to be held at Rydges Cronulla Beach, where high profile female athletes will be on hand to encourage the competitors.

People enjoying the sunshine and surfing action at the Caltex / Honey Girls Surf Classic are also reminded to take care of their skin.

“To make the most out of surfing without getting burnt, keep your skin protected as the weather heats up," said Marion Carroll, Regional Program Coordinator Cancer Council NSW.

"There’s more to being “sunsmart” than just sunscreen – remember to also wear a rashie, hat and sunnies when you can, and take a break in the shade between sessions,” she said.

Whether in the surf or just taking part in the event, sun safety will be made easy for people enjoying the Girls Classic.

Keep an eye out for the shade marquees with free sunscreen and sun smart activities at the event! Sun safety is a part of enjoying the great outdoors, not just for surfers but the whole Sutherland community.

The event forms part of a schedule of competitions and programs run by Surfing NSW in conjunction with Sutherland Shire Council, providing high quality events and activities in the Sutherland Shire.

Surfing NSW's mission is to develop surfing in NSW to its maximum potential through the delivery of professional events, coaching and educational programs. Surfing NSW is supported by the NSW Department of Sport & Recreation, who share this mission to develop increased participation levels in sporting pursuits.

The event is hosted by the Cronulla Girls Boardriders Club and proudly supported by Caltex, Honey, Ocean & Earth, Cancer Council NSW, Dominelli Ford, Wing Wetsuits, Curl Magazine, Sutherland Shire Council, NSW Sport & Recreation, Rydges Cronulla Beach and Surfing NSW. Proceeds from the event will support The No Way Campaign Foundation.

About Caltex
Caltex Australia is committed to supporting Australian communities in which they work and live. This is achieved through a select range of community partnerships and sponsorship initiatives focussed on support and capacity building within their areas of operation. Caltex employees readily contribute both their time and money to company supported initiatives and are proactive in supporting the local community.

About Honey / Ocean and Earth
Ocean and Earth is a core Australian based global surf company that has created the female brand Honey. Honey is all about the beach, being outgoing, fun and carefree. It is having a zest for life that it contagious, where the best surfer in the water is the one having the most fun, which very much encapsulates the spirit of the Caltex / Honey Girls Surf Classic.

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