Get ready to get your “froff” on, Surfing Australia is hosting a new women’s surf festival called “Seas the Day” at Kingscliff Beach on June 17th and 18th. The festival includes a tag team surf competition with three surfers per team in the divisions Open Women Shortboard, Open Junior Shortboard, and Open Women Longboard. The festival is open to any female surfer, regardless of skill level, in both shortboard and longboard divisions.
However, Seas the Day is much more than just a surf competition, this FREE festival will feature live music, food trucks, and three festival hubs centred around the topics of wellness, environment, and industry (careers and arts).
Chris Mater, Surfing Australia’s CEO says “We are proud to launch ‘Seas the Day’, a celebration of the amazing women who make up the surfing community. This festival is not only about competition, but also about providing a platform for women to come together and share their passion for the ocean and the surf industry. We hope that this event will inspire more women to get involved in a pressure-free surfing environment and to see the sport as an inclusive and empowering activity”
Although the precinct will be a hive of activity over the weekend, you won’t want to take your eyes off the action in the water. The talents of Belinda Baggs, Lauren Hill, and 7-time world champion Layne Beachley, will all be on show. Layne says that “As a long-time member of the surfing community, I’m excited to see an event like ‘Seas the Day’ that fosters inclusivity and encourages female surfers to support one another across the industry. This festival provides a space for women of all skill levels to come together and celebrate their love for the sport, while also empowering them to pursue their goals in a welcoming and supportive environment. I believe that events like this are crucial for inspiring the next generation of female surfers and empowering them to pursue their dreams in surfing and beyond.”
Surfing Australia hopes that “Seas the Day” will inspire more women to participate in surfing and see the sport as an inclusive and empowering activity. Kate Wilcomes says “It’s important that we create environments where female athletes can thrive and inspire one another, and ‘Seas the Day’ is a critical step in that direction. I’m excited to see the impact this festival will have on the surfing community, and how it will push the next generation of female surfers to pursue their dreams both in and out of the water.”
The festival runs at Kingscliff Beach, NSW on the 17th and 18th of June 2023. For more information, or to enter, visit their website https://seasthedaysurffestival.com/