#surfing – Surfing, yoga, belly dancing: it's time to head for the beach and dip your toes in the sea! Lahinch will be heating up as host town to hundreds of women at Mermaids, the Irish Surfing Association's national women's weekend, on the 14/15th June.
The Mermaids weekend is an opportunity to learn to surf - or to improve your skills - under the watchful eyes of some of Ireland's top female surfers. Skilled female surf instructors, alongside past and present female members of the Irish Surf team, will give participants a fun, safe and inspirational surfing experience.
Mermaids is a surfing weekend that provides women (and girls) with an opportunity to meet and share information and advice on surfing while introducing newcomers to the sport in an all female environment. The event brings women of all ages and surfing abilities together in a celebration of women's surfing in Ireland. Whether you are 8 or 80 - if you are interested in surfing, this is an opportunity to learn more!
The weekend is about learning, inspiring others and sharing your excitement and enthusiasm for surfing. Everyone is encouraged to enjoy their time in the water whilst also learning about surfing technique and water safety. Out of the water, new friendships are made and surf stories are shared during the beach lunch, yoga, belly dancing and night time entertainment.
Activities include surfing lessons and coaching (equipment provided); talks on all aspects of surfing; yoga; beach lunch; and belly dancing! There is no requirement to book, just turn up. Attend the full weekend, one day or half a day. Registration between 9am and 3pm on Saturday (last surfing lesson going into the water at 3pm) and 10am-2.00pm (last lesson going into the water at 2pm) on Sunday.
Mermaids is hosted under the Women in Sport Initiative, run by the Irish Sports Council, to encourage more Irish women to participate in sport.