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Registration Begins for Maui Surfer Girls’ Camp

December 4, 2015, 11:45 AM HST · Updated December 4, 11:45 AM
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Maui Surfer Girls teen campers Allie and Lexi ride a party wave. Photo courtesy Lauren Stirpe.

Maui Surfer Girls teen campers Allie and Lexi ride a party wave. Photo courtesy Lauren Stirpe.

Maui Surfer Girls is accepting registration for female adolescents and adults for its annual summer surf camp at Camp Olowalu in June and July 2016. One- and two-week camps are available, with the option of attending for three weeks as well.

Girls’ Camp
Maui Surfer Girls’ summer camp, now in its 16th year, is dedicated to empowering teenage girls through Maui’s water sports and camp programming. The all-inclusive camp includes oceanfront accommodations, professional surf coaching, surfboards, three healthy meals a day, various activities around the island, airport transfers and a lifetime of friends and memories (airfare not included).

The camp is open to girls from 12 to 17 years old.

Session one is a one-week camp from June 26 to July 3, 2016, for $2,250 plus tax and registration. Session 2 is two weeks, July 7 to 21, for $3,650 plus tax and registration. Campers who register prior to Dec. 31, 2015 will get a $200 discount, and scholarships through the Kelea Foundation are also available.

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Women’s Camp
Maui Surfer Girls’ women’s camp is designed as a return-to-camp experience for females 18 and over. Open to beginners and up, the professional surf coaching team will help campers progress their skills in the perfect warm water waves of Maui, just minutes from the oceanfront facility.

The camp is similar to the girls camp, but with more schedule flexibility, and more focus on relaxation and rejuvenation. Besides surfing, campers will have the option of participating in additional activities including hiking, yoga and massage.

For campers 21 and over, beer and wine will be available.

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The women’s camp will be held June 19 to 14, 2016. The cost is $1,650 plus tax, with a $200 discount for registering prior to Dec. 31, 2015.

About Maui Surfer Girls
Maui Surfer Girls was established in 2001 with a mission to build self-confidence in women through the sport of surfing. Maui Surfer Girls builds life-long bonds through a community of strong female role models and has been recognized nationally for their signature surf camps and lessons.

About Founder Dustin Tester
Raised on Maui, Dustin Tester’s dad taught her how to surf when she was 7. She’s been a multi-sport water athlete ever since. Dustin has been a competitive skim boarder, surfer, outrigger paddler, and enjoyed her time in North Carolina whitewater kayaking and rock climbing with her best friend, Celine Russo.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Prescott College’s Wilderness Therapy Program.

In the desert canyons of the San Juan River, Dustin got her inspiration for Maui Surfer Girls during her thesis project on creating a rite of passage for teenage girls. Dustin’s work with the Voyager Outward Bound School also fueled her passion for personal development through outdoor education. She’s taught hundreds of students about the stoke of surfing, and living aloha.

Always adding to her bucket list, Dustin has skydived, tow surfed Jaws, written a book, surfed in Africa with the elephants, taught Cher how to surf, and recently completed an Ironman.

In her free time, she enjoys skateboarding and surfing with her dog, Luna.

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