Wahines + the Rip Curl My Bikini Tour
When we received the invite to check out the Rip Curl My Bikini Tour, we new it would be an event we shouldn’t miss! We sent two of our Wahines, managers Marissa and Sarah, to represent and, wow, we sure are jealous of the fun they had! Below is Marissa’s recap of the day!
“The Rip Curl My Bikini Tour came to a close at the Eli Howard Surf School in Encinitas. Two of our managers we’re lucky enough to have the opportunity to join Bethany Hamilton, Alana Blanchard, Tyler Wright, Nikki Van Dijk, & Pauline Ado in a yoga and surf session this past week.
The day kicked off with Acai bowls and smiles as the Rip Curl ladies Surf Team gathered at the school. Then as the day was warming up the girls headed to the beach for some relaxing Yoga in the sand. Once everyone was loose and ready to go Alana gave a quick lesson on pop ups, followed by some key pointers from the surf school’s lead instructor, and then it was time for the surf!
With roughly 25 girls in the water it made for some intense party waves! Laughter and fun could be heard all along the coast as the girls cheered and encouraged each other on. The conditions, although small, seemed to be perfect for everyone; as girls from all skill levels were catching waves left and right. Rip Curl’s team was more than helpful, and the perfect coaches on such a beautiful day.
After the surf there was much mingling and photos while everyone commented on how excited they were to be a part of the tour! We will never forget the kindness and drive of those five amazing ladies! They are truly an inspiration to us all!”
All photos: Alex VanCuren