Celebrating the Women of Surf Lifesaving
Since women were first allowed to patrol the beaches in the 1980s, the rise of women in surf has grown so fast that now the number of women involved in Surf Life Saving nearly matches the number of men.
On the 24th October, 2015, the high profile ‘Women in Surf’ luncheon, hosted by Jacki Hendy and featuring former Champion Ironwoman Karla Gilbert, aims to celebrate this growth, mixed with good humor, great food and comradery.
“Women have always been involved in surf lifesaving, competing with the men prior to the introduction of women’s events 30 years ago,“ said local ironwoman, and elite athlete Karla Gilbert.
“I think this is one of the reasons women’s participation has been seen to grow at such as incredible rate, because, for the most part, we were already there.
“I’ve grown up with Surf Lifesaving and when I started I was competing against men, but by the time I entered senior ranks the number of women in the sport had grown to be virtually on par with the guys, which is fantastic to see.
“This is very important for us to continue to promote so the thousands of young girls coming through the ranks, can see what is possible.”
Surf lifesaving is something very important to us at the Golden Riviera, being situated right on the beach at Tugun.
With the lifesavers right out the Beach Gate we notice the number of women involved especially with the Nippers, so many mums and dads on the beach having so much fun. Teaching and joining in the activities with the children on the beach.
It’s so good to see this interaction.
We have provided 3 nights’ accommodation voucher for 2 people to stay for to the value of $660 to be raffled on the day. (conditions apply) Also for anyone who attends we will receive a voucher in your goody bag with a 15% discount PLUS 10% of the total accommodation will be donated to Women in Surf.
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