Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic
I am stoked to announce that the Wahine Contest is back! Every year since we moved to Wilmington, my daughter Gabby surfed in the East Coast Wahine Surf Event at Wrightsville Beach. She absolutely loved participating with all the other little girls from near and far. Indo Jax Surf School as well, was always very supportive of this event that was such an important part of female surfing in this area. We sponsored the event every year, and I even directed it one year. Last year the event didn’t happen, never heard why, it just vanished. Gabby, and I’m sure other girls like her, was crushed.
Soon after, Jo Pickett of Crystal South Surf Camp contacted me to see if I wanted to help her revive the all women’s event. I was 100% in. Since that time we have worked hard to do our part to bring it back. As partners in Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic Inc Jo and I are doing just that. We now have our incorporation, a new name and logo, an event site on Facebook, and a press release. the press release comes out this week. the event is scheduled for August 17 and 18. It’s going to be a fantastic addition to the Wilmington/Cape Fear Region
. There will be some great divisions ranging from novice to pro categories, and the crowd favorite Guppy division to an all new SUP division. There will be cash prizes for professional participants and prizes for all other divisions. Our goal is to bring back a great Wrightsville Beach tradition. We want to provide a positive venue for females to excel and enjoy the sport of surfing. Stay tuned or go to www.wrightsvillebeachwahineclassic.com for contest information.