Day urges girls to get on board

Savannah Jenkins participating in the 2015 Surfing for Girls program at Ocean Grove. Picture: LIAM ROBERTSON

ONE of the most exciting and fun programs of the year, Surfing for Girls, is back in 2016 and will be coming to Ocean Grove.
The program, which is in its 18th year, covers the entire state from Mallacoota to Portland taking girls surfing for the day.
Utilising the abundance of positive female role models, participants are taught water safety, surf skills, and encourage physical activity.
The program will be held in Ocean Grove on 5 and 6 November (elite girls training day).
“This is one of the most important programs in our calendar of events,” Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson said.
“It is at the core of what we want to encourage. Learning to surf, being safe in the ocean, but most importantly having fun and being active.
“The program also allows us to reach communities throughout the whole state who may not have the opportunity to be involved in sporting programs throughout the year.”
For only $20 participants receive a surf lesson, learn how to perform a rescue and walk away with a show bag.
This year, all participants will also go in the draw to win a brand new Modern BlackFish surfboard valued at $750 thanks to Global Surf Industries. All you have to do is participate in the program to have the chance to win.
Global Surf Industries will also be providing demo boards for participants to try out at each location.
Participants can register for any sessions online at