The All Girls Surfriders club based in Lennox Head is up and running for the season and looking forward to celebrating its 30th birthday later in the year.
Last month the club kicked off the season with its annual sign-on day as well as the first round of its monthly surf competition.
‘Last year we cancelled February’s meeting owing to poor conditions, then we decided to cancel the season when COVID started,’ club co-president Berenice Roberts said.
‘Any memberships we had from last year just rolled into this year,’ she said.
All up, 85 members signed on at the 28 February round, which is about average, and below the peak membership of 120 during the year the movie Blue Crush came out.
‘We expect a few more members to join as the year goes on,’ she said.
Members are aged from eight years to 74 and includes a corps who come down from the Gold Coast, as well as others who come up from Yamba.
Members are well spread across the seven categories of competitive surfing the club offers including: junior and senior beginner, junior and senior intermediate, longboards, open or advanced, and Wahine Masters.
The club is all about promoting the advancement of women’s surfing throughout all levels, in a safe and supportive environment.
The club is also planning a 30th birthday party, a significant landmark in itself.
‘As far as we can see we are the longest running All Girls Surfriders club in the country,’ Berenice said.