Under the threat of rain in the early morning hours, the Rip Curl Girls Go Surfing Day 2010 kicked off with Round 1 of the Women’s Coca-Cola ISC Tour event at just after 8 am with a rising tide and glassy 3-foot waves at Double Six Beach, Seminyak. Overall wave conditions were quite good for the majority of the morning, with the lineup constantly shifting from left to right creating an ongoing-challenge for the competitors, which resulted in a lot of audience participation and cheering from the beach with the fans attempting to call their favorite surfers into the best positions.
After 4 heats in Round One followed by 2 heats that were essentially the Women’s semifinals, last year’s Coca-Cola ISC Women’s Champion Bonne Gea along with Febri Rohaye Ningsih, Jasmine Haskel and Yuli Ifrika earned themselves a spot in the final.
Eventual winner Febri Rohaye Ningsih said; “it was great to surf in the final with strong surfers like Bonne, Jasmine and Yuli, as those girls all surf pretty good and it always make it hard when you meet them in the heat, but this time I’m so happy to beat them in the final ”
Unlucky for Dyah Rahayu Dewi from Seminyak, who surfed great in the first round heat but couldn’t make it into the final after losing to the two girls from Padang and Sumatra in the semi final’s. “Rohaye and Yuli surfed so well in these conditions, I suppose they just picked the right waves to make the good points, but the current is really strong and makes it really hard to find the right position, I’ve learned a good lesson today that will help me in the next events to further my ranking on the ISC Tour. Said Diah Rahayu after the heat.
After the final of the Women’s ISC event had taken place it was time for girls of all ages to take to the beach and have fun with tons of activities on offer inside the main Girls Go Surfing Day area located just a few hundred meters up the beach.
On the main area there were surf lessons provided by Rip Curl School of Surf, which hosted 4 classes throughout the day and a total of 150 girls trying the sport and tasting the experience of surfing for the first time. Also on offer during the day was a Rip Curl Lomography photo competition where girls took pictures of each other in a special made Rip Curl booth with 10 best images being posted on Rip Curl Asia facebook – www.facebook.com/asiaripcurl
Other highlights and things on offer during the day were a beauty booth with massage, nail polish and temporary tattoo’s, a T-Shirt design competition, water slide, Salsa dance lessons and to end the day a sunset BBQ and DJ party hosted by Skullcandy.
Rip Curl’s Girls Go Surfing day is an annual event dedicated to introducing girls to surfing for the first time and giving young women surfers the change to hang out and have fun together on the beach on one special day. It also gives experienced girl surfers the opportunity to compete in a sanctioned Indonesian Surfing Championship event.
Special thanks to all sponsors- Rip Curl School of Surf, Coca-Cola ISC Tour, Skullcandy, Sister magazine, OZ Radio, Trans 7 TV and GUS Foundation.
Girls Go Surfing Day Surf Competition Results:
1. Febri Rohaye
2. Bonne Gea
3. Jasmine Haskell
4. Yuli Ifrika