Important update: we are going to move our competition this year to the Carolina Beach Pier. The Eastern Surfing Association is holding its third Southern North Carolina District surfing contest in the same location in August.
This is the 8th year for the Wahine Classic and we’re excited to gather professional and amateur female surfers from all over the country (and globe) to participate in this fun, 2-day event.
Every year for one weekend the boys take a back seat and the girls step up to “make some waves” at the Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic.
The annual Wahine Classic held August 15-16, 2020, is open to all experience levels of surfer girls from the newbies to amateurs, or professionals from all over the world.
While there are numerous surf contests for boys or both boys and girls, there are only a few surf competitions on the East Coast just for the ladies. The Wahine Classic at Wrightsville Beach has been recognized as one of the majors along with Jacksonville, Florida, Folly Beach, and Virginia Beach.
“Girls from Virginia to Florida make their way here to compete,” said event organizer Jo Pickett. “They love this competition because they get to know each other and learn from each other in a supportive environment.”
2020 competition will include Shortboard Divisions for guppies, girls, junior women, women, open, and pro; Longboard Divisions for girls, junior women, women, and pro; as well as the Teenie Wahine, Tandem Longboard, and SUP Surf Divisions.
Division winners will receive prizes contributed by local, national, and international businesses. A cash prize is provided in the Pro Divisions.
The Wahine Classic is now in its 8th year, and it is exciting to gather professional and amateur female surfers from all over the country (and globe) to participate in this fun, 2-day event which will benefit the Southern North Carolina District (SNC) of the Eastern Surfing Association (ESA).
Spectators are welcome to watch the event.
“The mission of Wahine Classic is to empower girls of all ages, build their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to promote physical, mental, and emotional wellness. While having a fun weekend of learning, teaching, and friendly competition, the girls and ladies develop mutual trust and lasting friendships. We believe that time spent in the ocean has a positive impact on our lives.” – Jo Pickett, event organizer, surf teacher, and former US National Shortboard Champion