Women in Waves

Women in Waves

February 2024

The Abbott Street gang is a group of avid local Turners Beach surfers who have created a regular Sunday Surf Session for their community.

In recognition of their efforts, Surfing Tasmania held their annual Women in Waves event here on Saturday Feb 17th 2024.

The Nature Connection Project was there to promote and gather stories.

We connected with surfer home schoolers, environmental educators, community gardeners, politicians and government service providers.

Eighty young girls, teenagers and women women registered for the event.

From learning the best way to tie your board to roof racks, to tips on standing up, effective breathing and reading the ocean, the day was packed full of information on how to become a strong and independent surfer.

The event concluded with a panel of inspirational surfer women including 7 times World Champ Layne Beachley.

The waves were wee, but the vision was mighty, and the Nature Connection Project was proud to be in the mix. 

Author & Photo: Jen Sharman

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