Girls get on board for surf skills

Abbey and Laura share a wave at Ocean Grove. 161544 Pictures: Liam Robertson/Surfing Victoria

THE Surfing for Girls program kicked off at Ocean Grove with over 40 girls participating at the opening location.
The eight-location program covers the whole state and teaches girls some valuable water safety skills and surfing technique in the lead up to summer.
The program uses positive female role models and professional surf coaches to pass on skills and knowledge to the next generation of female surfers.
Lead coach Matilda McLellan was stoked with the turn out at Ocean Grove.
“To have 40 girls out in the water here is incredible,” she said.
“The girls were having so much fun and catching heaps of waves. Hopefully this program inspires them to get out in the water over summer.”