The best extreme women surfers in the world, from places such as Puerto Rico, Japan, Venezuela, Australia, England, Ireland, the United States, Brazil and France, have gathered around the North Shore, waiting for the right waves to roll into the world famous Banzai Pipeline. The 2011 Science Hawaii Pipeline Women’s Pro’s waiting period runs March 29th to April 12th. All that is needed it 3 good days of waves!
The Pipeline Women’s Pro is the only all women’s event held at the Banzai Pipeline and it attracts talented surfers to compete in shortboarding, longboarding, bodyboarding, and stand up paddleboarding events. The event’s motto is “we can do anything we want” and programs are established that will promote strong, independent women as role models for young women.
This year the event will also work hard to promote organic lifestyles and will be run “green”. The events will use no plastics, will recycle, will use solar energy…it will even use “reused” trophies. Banners will be made out of organic materials and t-shirts, etc., will all use water based inks and dies. Turtle Bay Resort is pleased to be a sponsor of this fine event.
This year’s schedule is as follows:
March 29-April 12 Ehukai Beach Park (Pipeline), 8am to 4pm, waves permitting
April 2 Celebration of Artists, 6:30 pm, Wyland Galleries
April 9 Awards and Autograph Party, 6pm, Bay Club, Turtle Bay Resort
April 12 Final Celebration, 8pm, Pizza Bobs
For more information and last minute changes go to www.pipegirls.com.
Directions and map from Turtle Bay Resort to Pipeline are included below. Click on the images for a larger version.