Congratulations to the winners of the etnies Girl and Journeys Win a Trip to Girlie Camps in Europe Contest!
The grand prize winner, Anne from Miami, Fla., won an all expenses paid trip for two to Girlie Surf Camp in Biarritz, France. Here’s what she had to say about her trip:
The trip was awesome! I had a blast and wish it could have lasted longer. When I got on the plane for Biarritz, I definitely had no idea what I was getting myself into—which, in the end, may have been better!
Well, first of all, I caught some waves! That feeling alone was worth the trip! For someone who had never tried to surf before, the first few days were hard and sometimes frustrating. You get beaten back by the waves and knocked off your board more times than you can count. But it’s all worth it when you manage to stand up on your board and ride a wave in to the shore!
And the friends you make! They make the trip tons of fun. I had hilarious conversations and awesome times hanging out with girls from all over Europe: Sweden, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, France, the UK, and the list goes on.
With all the group support, I found myself trying things I would have been too scared to try on my own. Together we explored the beautiful sites of Biarritz and attempted to skate together at the skatepark.
The food was delicious. The views were awesome. Surfing is one of the most fun things you can do. The only downside is that it only lasted a week!
I am so grateful I got to go on this trip; there were nothing but good times and good memories. I definitely would love to meet up with the Girlie Camps crew again and learn to snowboard or skate! Until then, I hope everyone at Girlie Camps is having a blast whether it’s in surf, skate or snow!
The retail winners were Janay from Mesa, Ariz., and Kristen from Douglasville, Ga., who each won an all expenses paid trip to Girlie Surf Camp in Ireland.
Here’s what Janay had to say about her experience:
I just want to thank everyone at etnies who made this happen! You guys are so awesome and the trip was well worth it! I had a lot of fun and learning how to surf was one of my dreams come true. It was so gorgeous up there and it was just an unforgettable experience that I am so happy I got to have. Thanks again and I truly appreciate everything.
And finally, here’s what Kristen had to say about her trip:
I thought the trip was wonderful. It was a great experience and I'm glad I had the opportunity to go. The camp instructors, pro surfers and all the people involved were so friendly and welcoming. If I had the opportunity to experience another one of the camps I would definitely go. Thanks so much for the chance to meet wonderful people and do something I wouldn't normally have the chance to do.
Again, congratulations, ladies! If you would like to learn how to surf, skate, snowboard, or ride motocross or BMX, check out the Learn to Ride page.