Hannah Lynch looks forward to a few surfing tips from Pat Eastwood at the Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing day.
Hannah Lynch looks forward to a few surfing tips from Pat Eastwood at the Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing day. Sharyn Oneill So

Girls ride waves

HANNAH Lynch loves nothing better than joining her mates for a surf at the Big Dune on Farnborough Beach.

But the 18-year-old is the first to admit she is more of a paddler in the water than a surfer.

That might all change after this weekend when she takes part in a Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day.

Hannah hopes that after a lesson with surf instructor Pat Eastwood she might advance her skills on the waves. “I just like the feeling of being out on the water,” Hannah said.

“You keep fit while doing it but it is also really fun.”

Hannah said she’d had one lesson before and thought the Girls Go Surfing day was a great way to get more experience without any pressure.

The Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day is being run by Surfing Australia Surf Schools this weekend all around Australia.

Now in its 19th year of operation, the program is a huge weekend on the surfing calendar, and provides an opportunity for females to take part in a professional surf lesson with accredited Surfing Australia instructors in the lead-up to summer. For $50 you get a learn-to-surf lesson plus an official event showbag from Rip Curl.

To book your lesson for Saturday or Sunday contact Pat at Capricorn Coast Learn 2 Surf on 4939 2780 or 0488 076 595.



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