Gold Coast’s newest all-female social surf group Groove Girls is welcoming all Gold Coast girls and women to join up, and they really mean all. All ages, all abilities. This is not your average, typical surf group – no fees, only fun.
Women and girls from all around the Gold Coast are coming together for some surf and fun in the sun with the support of Groove Girls surf group. A typical groove girls session starts 5:30am at a chosen location on the Gold Coast (updated weekly on socials), and a session usually runs for about an hour and a half. It’s a relaxed environment where women and girls from all walks of life get together and hit the waves.
“Our concept is to get girls to feel confident in the water, sometimes it can be pretty daunting going for a surf alone,” says Groove Girls Founder, Steph Teixeira.
Groove Girls is already sporting 30-35 women at their weekly surf sessions. When asked about what inspired her to start, Steph explains: “I often found myself surfing alone which can be intimidating when all the other surfers in the water are all men, so I did a bit of research and realised there was no other group on the Gold Coast that offered an all-girls surf get together, so the idea was created”.
Through the group, Steph hopes to encourage female surfers while also taking care of our natural environment.
“I’m hoping to benefit the female surf community by empowering women both in and out of the water. Also, raising awareness and encouraging an environmentally conscious lifestyle so we can all enjoy a clean ocean for years to come.”
Steph isn’t planning on standing still, either, with a definite plan in place for expansion.
“I have big plans for Groove Girl’s future, starting with an optional membership which gives the girls a discount to some surf brands and merchandise,” she tells us.
“The end goal is to make Groove Girls Australia-wide”.
Gold Coast women and girls are encouraged to join a Groove Girls surf session, connect with other like-minded peeps and experience a bit of girl power in the water. Session times and dates are posted weekly on the Instagram and Facebook pages. BYO Boards.
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