In May 2014 a small group of ladies headed by Roz Dekker travelled to Indonesia on an all-female surfing adventure. Roz is the owner and head coach of Little Seeds Surf Coaching in the town of Albany, Western Australia. Apart from running this well established surf school, Roz is also the founder and coordinator of the Bremer Bay All-Girls Surf Camp which had it’s 10 year anniversary earlier this year. Here at Girl Surf Network we are also proud to have Roz on board as an ambassador. We love the work she does in her local community and abroad, especially in female surfing.
This trip was for Green Wall Groovers, a term Roz uses for the ladies that can comfortably cruise along the face of a wave. Many of the ladies on this trip had never travelled outside of Australia before, let alone with a group of strangers. It was a big step for some ladies. A life changing experience that they will never forget. Here is Roz’s blog on this particular adventure with her group of greenies ☺
There is something intangible about surfing adventures. The moments that touch your soul, burn deep into your memory and the experiences are always hard to put into words. We are touched by the experiences and they live inside of us forever.
That’s why surf travel is so much fun and addictive! Our adventure together gave us challenges, laughs, intimate story sharing with strangers who are now life-long friends.
We encouraged and learnt from each other in the lineup. We used the video playback and photography to analyse and correct our technique. The quiet little paradise with un-crowded waves and friendly locals was perfect. Many afternoons were spent surfing till it was dark and calling each other into waves. Travelling and surfing with this lovely group of ladies was just beautiful and I thank all the ladies for sharing this great experience with me.
x Roz Dekker
Some words from the ladies that attended this trip.
“I had a really great time with you girls. I’ve never lived and travelled with so many women before and I would be keen to do it again. I really enjoyed the vibe and it has made me look at surfing in a whole new light (in a good way). I could have done with a trip like that over twenty years ago! Thanks for putting the package together and keeping a cool head while under interrogation most mornings! As well as every other little thing that made the week run smoothly. I really had a fantastic time. “
“What a fabulous adventure we all shared! Our memories will be cherished forever. Thank you for your enthusiasm, your organising skills, your patience and good vibes & for sharing such a special place with us! I’m already saving for our next adventure!”
Roz would like to thank the below sponsors for their support of this trip.
Thanks for our travel covers. They are superb and were put to great on the trip.
Thanks for supporting real women of all shapes and sizes in the surf.
Girl Surf Network
Thanks for inspiring and connecting us all around Australia.
And a special note to Sue from Adventurous Women for supporting and inspiring so many women to take on life and live it to the fullest.
Arlene Bax Photography
Thanks Arlene for the beautiful photos.