Wight Wahines Surf Fest in Compton Beach for female surfers
A FESTIVAL has been created to celebrate female surfers.
The Wight Wahines Surf Fest is believed to be the Isle of Wight’s premier women’s surfing competition.
It will take place today (Saturday September 3) in Compton Beach.
It will be a fun and friendly surfing competition open to all ages and abilities to celebrate the strong community of female surfers on the island.
The event kicks off at 8:30am with yoga on the beach hosted by Balance & Glo.
The day will be made up of girls’ and ladies’ surf lessons and surf competition categories, with something for everyone – starting at 11am.
To make the event as accessible as possible, there is no entry fee for the competition – you just need to be a member of the IOW Surf Club and Surfing England.
Surf competition categories include:
– Under 13 (whitewater or green waves with water aids available)
– 14+ (green waves, a fun classic competition)
– Expression Session (category with a fun twist – open to all ages and abilities)
There is a backup plan if there are no waves during the day, consisting of both water games and beach.
Head over to the Instagram page to find out more, book yoga and surf lessons, and register for the surf competition.
Founder Madi Dew said: “The idea for Wight Wahines Surf Fest came from a desire to celebrate the thriving women’s surfing scene on the island.
“Through our travel and surfing experiences, we realized that the island has an unprecedented female surf scene, often with females outnumbering males.
“There is so much joy in seeing mums sharing babysitting duties on the beach while they catch waves, then young children taking their first waves of whitewater and later becoming ripping teenagers. absolutely !
“We want to welcome women of all ages, from beginners to seasoned pros, to come have fun and experience the community and support we are so proud of.”