The East Coast Wahine Championships was a success!
Well we certainly made the most of the small waves. With 175 contestants ranging in age from 4 to 73, coming from just about every state on the eastern seaboard, the annual pilgrimage to southern North Carolina once again reflected the awesome camaraderie women surfers share. I just want to thank every single person who pitched in. We had a full on wahine power weekend, from the all woman set up, to everyone’s positive attitudes and smiling faces despite our small waves, you all make this contest such a rewarding experience. I hope everyone enjoyed seeing old friends and hopefully you all made some new friends too!
Watching the little girls was so inspiring and to see the Goddess division battle it out, is always a joy. I can’t believe we had two four year olds and our grandmother from New Jersey who surfed the bodyboard division, you rock!
Of course all our sponsors made the check in bags and the prize packs stuffed full of awesome goodies. I want to congratulate our Novice Winner, Liza Dean, on winning the custom shaped, Surf Diva Surfboard and our Havoc Surfboard winner, Eileen O’Connor. Karen Allison won the Sun Beach cruiser from Chain Reaction Cycling Center and remember when we drew that fella’s name for the Allison surfboard raffle? Turns out it was one of the park rangers and we made his whole summer! Oh and of course I want to thank Jessica and Billabong, especially for suprising us with those cool East Coast Wahine stickers- Jessica you rock!
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