Women young and old will hit the surf at the Capricorn Coast this weekend as part of the Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf, Girls Go Surfing Day program.
Women young and old will hit the surf at the Capricorn Coast this weekend as part of the Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf, Girls Go Surfing Day program. Contributed

Girls go surfing this weekend after flood delay

SURFING: Budding Central Queensland surfers will have the chance to shine this weekend, as Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf hosts its annual Girls Go Surfing Day.

While the Girls Go Surfing Day began at more than 50 beaches around Australia last weekend, Capricorn Coast delayed its event till this Saturday and Sunday due to flooding.

Now in its 23rd year, the program is a huge weekend on the surfing calendar, providing an opportunity for women to take part in a professional surf lesson with accredited Surfing Australia instructors.

Surfing Australia sports development manager Jim Hughes said Surfing Australia was proud to be involved in such a long-running and successful all-girl surfing event.

"The event is a fantastic opportunity for local females to participate in surfing. Girls of any age and ability are welcome, and every participant will receive a free show-bag containing a wealth of great surfing goodies," Hughes said.

If you have never tried surfing before and have always wanted to give it a go, this is the program for you.

The cost is $55 per person and includes the lesson, the equipment hire and the show-bag.

To book your lesson, and for details on local lesson times and location, contact local Surfing Australia Surf School, Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf insturctor Pat Eastwood on 4939 2780 or 0488 076 595.



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