I caught up with Billabongs Ladies Marketing manager Vangie Boettger to find out more about the Girls Get Out There event that's touring the East Cape beaches this week. Coming to a beach near you - be on it girls!!
The Girls Get Out There events look super rad. First up, there’s free surf lessons on offer – can you tell us a bit more about those?
We have 4 lessons a day with around 10 girls a lesson through 5 beaches along the Garden Route, so thats 200 new surfer girls in just 1 week. Girls can head down to the beach at around 9am in the morning where Shannon Anislie and our Billabong Girl Team riders will be giving lessons every 2 hours.
Then there’s the Art Workshops….what’s that all about?
We will have a creative corner at all 5 venues, whereby girls can there creative juices flowing, beading, sandart, painting and much more.
I heard there was going to be yoga classes going down as well. How are those going to work – are they set at specific times, or will they just run throughout the day?
It’s a combination of pilates and yoga, running every 2 hours. Our instructor, Amy Oakes from Ocean Flow Pilates, will be heading this up, showing the girls some key core strengthening exercises and stretches to prepare them for the surf sessions.
And what about the rumour that there’ll be a nail bar!? Hard to beat a chilled day on the beach and you can also get your nails done at the same time! Girl Heaven!!
Spot on!! Revlon will be on the tour with us. They will have a nail bar set up at each beach and Chi Chi, Revlons very talented manicurest, along with her team will be beautifying girls nails each and every day.
Who all is part of the Girls Get Out There team that’ll be doing the trip with you?
I have a team of 18 in total.
3 Billabong Girls Team Riders (Tarryn Chudleigh / Emma Smith and younger sister Gina Smith) all SA Champs. Shannon Ainslie and his surf coaches from Surf Life Surf School. Amy Oakes from Ocean Flow Pilates. Tasha Mentasti - current SA Womens Masters Champ and MC for the roadshow. Jean Du Toit and his team from Inner View, the amazing team from Son Surf and Lenny Perils and his hard working crew.
So where can the girls catch up with the GGOT team?
15th Dec - Beacon Isla Beach, Plettenberg Bay
16th Dec - Santos Beach, Mossel Bay
17th Dec - Seal Point, Cape St Francis
18th Dec - Dolphin Beach, JBay
19th Dec - Hobie Beach, PE