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Just like in previous years, it was our intention to host the Women On Waves Surf Contest Fundraising event in Capitola Beach, California.

 

Due to Due to COVID-19 we are now redesigning this event. It will look different, but our hearts are still in the same place.

We are committed to celebrate YOU and any other female surfers around the world obsessed with riding waves, playing in the water, taking care of the ocean, and spreading the stoke.

 

ARE YOU IN?!

WOW 2020 SURFING DAY VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER

DETAILS

SEA

BEAUTY

WOMEN

ON WAVES SURFING DAY

VIRTUAL

FUNDRAISER

Presented by: PLAYBIGGER

Date:

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020

Location:

Anywhere in the world!

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BROWN GIRL SURF

Brown Girl Surf works to build a more diverse, environmentally reverent, and joyful women’s surf culture by increasing access to surfing, cultivating community, amplifying the voices of women of color surfers, and taking care of the earth. We have four strategies for executing our mission.
VOICE: We amplify the voices of girls and women of color surfers, both within our community, in the broader surf culture, and in the world at large.

COMMUNITY: We build a sense of community through our beach programs, our on-land events (screenings, outings, conservation actions) and through our mode of operating, which engages volunteers, families, and participants as key effectors of change.

CONSERVATION:  Central to our holistic curriculum is cultivating a sense of interconnectedness and care for the earth, both on an emotional level, and through the actions we take to protect it.  We conduct stewardship projects, nature education, and environmental actions both within our surf programs, and as stand-alone activities throughout the year.

ACCESS: We create access to surfing and to the ocean, by providing logistical, financial, and cultural support through our clinics, outings, and conservation actions. 

 
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#SurfingForDiversity

 
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Women On Waves - Surfing for Diversity shirt. Lightweight, soft, and comfy fit! (Included with your registration kit)

Women On Waves - Sea Beauty messenger canvas bag. Perfect for the beach or the market. (Included with your registration kit)

THE WOW KIT

(limited quantities)

Order before Oct. 10 to receive your kit

on time for WOW Surfing Day!*

*For international shipping place your order by September 28.)

Women On Waves Surfing Day 2020 vinyl sticker (Included with your registration kit)

Women On Waves Surfing Day 2020 "You Go Chica" 8.5 x 11 print (Included with your registration kit)

 

STEP ONE

Cost: $45.00

INCLUDES:

"Surfing for Diversity" shirt

"Sea Beauty" canvas bag

"You Go Chica"event print

WOW 2020 Vinyl sticker.

Take a look!


 

STEP TWO

Share this virtual fundraising event with your friends on social media:

#SurfingForDiversity

#SurfingForSolidarity

#SurfingForInclusion

#WomenOnWavesSurfingDay 

 #WOW2020

#seabeauty

#seabeautyinsideandout

#saveourseas

  #browngirlsurf  

#blackgirlsurf 
#iamwateroceanconservation 

#savethewaves 

#dropincoalition

STEP THREE

On Saturday, October 17, 2020, you can;
Grab your board (surfboard, longboard, SUP, etc) and head out to the beach, lake or river!
Find your happy wave and set your intention #surfingfordiversity, share the stoke.  

SHARE A PHOTO (pick one or more):

Wearing your event shirt 

Holding your board at the beach

A photo of at a previous WOW event

Surfing at your favorite spot! 

When you tag @womenonwavessurfcontest to share this celebration of surfing diversity with the world, we’ll include your photo in our WOW2020 slideshow.

WHY?

Women On Waves mission is to create and promote participation of all women of all abilities in the sport of surfing. However, the reality in our country right now, including the unfolding events across the U.S., has made us aware that we need to do more to become active allies in promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the surfing community.

 

We need to take more proactive steps to amplify the our core mission message that we include **all women** — all backgrounds, colors, identities.  

 

As a start, we want to raise funds during this year’s event for the Brown Girls Surf organization, an entity that promotes inclusivity in the surfing sport.

With your support, TOGETHER as a global female surfing community, we can achieve this.

 

You are a huge part of what makes WOW an empowering event for women, and we celebrate what you can do to help bring more diversity, inclusion, and empowerment to women of all colors.

COLLABORATORS

This year, the WOW Surfing event is focused on raising funds and awareness. Our focus is to create a larger impact and amplify the message through collaborations and partnering with groups that share similar visions and values. When we all work together, we can create change.

MEET OUR COLLABORATORS:

Black Girls Surf is the brain-child of USCG veteran, Rhonda Harper, who noticed the lack of visibility within professional surfing. She wanted to become the mentor she needed for surfers around the world. LEARN MORE

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Drop In Coalition is a new charitable organization co-founded by Ben Rewis and Nisha Atre Richardson, in memory of Tushar Atre (1969 – 2019) LEARN MORE

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Since 2010, we've provided global opportunities to engage and educate ocean users with the world beneath the waves to understand their personal opportunity to protect the planet. LEARN MORE

TWe are California’s original outdoor sports magazine — a grassroots and authentic resource for active readers and outdoor enthusiasts throughout California and NW Nevada.

LEARN MORE

Our vision is a world where surf ecosystems are valued and protected, and where surfing provides a vehicle for long-term coastal conservation.

LEARN MORE

SPONSORS

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 THE WOW STORY

 

WOW is a unique event that gives women an opportunity to surf and benefit the local community. It all started in 1996 by a group of guys from the West Wind Surf Club who saw inequity in the sport of surfing and set out to make an impact in changing this. WOW has continued to evolve and grow over the years with the support of many volunteers from the surfing community, Toni Castro, and the Capitola Chamber of Commerce.

2006: Sally Smith, founder of Paradise Surf Shop, stepped up to provide female leadership and kept the Women On Waves Surf Fest alive.

2008: Sally started a new chapter in her life, passing the Paradise Surf Shop torch to Anna Macken and the WOW Surf Fest to the Mermaid Series, which organizes all women events. 

2009: WOW was produced by Mermaid Series

2010-2012: WOW went through a 3 years hiatus 

2013-2014: Mermaid Series, along with the help of many volunteers from the West Wind Surf Club and the Capitola community, brought WOW back.

2015: With an organic community effort, it all came full circle with support from Sally Smith, the help of Marisol Godinez and many volunteers who organized the event.

2016: WOW went through another 2 years hiatus

2018: Aylana Zanville from Ola Chica led the resurgence of WOW. As a local surfer, Aylana brings her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for bathing suit designs through Ola Chica.

2020: Due to Covid-19 WOW is currently a virtual event to raise funds and awareness supporting diversity in surfing and ocean conservation. 

Since WOW began in 1996, this event has raised over $65,000 for the Santa Cruz Community. Among others, proceeds benefited: The Barry Hamby Cabrillo, Women On Waves Zeuf Hesson ScholarshipWomenCAREWomen's Crisis Support - Defensa de Mujeres, and The Wahine Project

CONTACT US

WOW

PRODUCED BY OLA CHICA | P.O. Box 7335 Santa Cruz, CA 95061

P: 831.359.1175

E: WOMENONWAVESSURFCONTEST@GMAIL.COM

*Mandatory fields

 

© 2020 Women On Waves Surf Contest

PRODUCED BY OLA CHICA

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