2006 West Coast Wave Riders Team
etnies Girl is pleased to announce our sponsorship of the West Coast Wave Riders (WCWR), an all-girls surf club and team based in Huntington Beach, Calif., that grooms and supports girls in becoming competitive surfers. etnies Girl is providing team jackets, a pop-up tent and other etnies Girl products that the team will utilize during contests and events.
WCWR was born about three years ago when founders Mark and Debbi Ortiz discovered the lack of support and mentoring available for girls in the sport. Since then, the organization has grown to 22 team members between the ages of eight and 16 from California who travel and compete together. This year, the team, coached by Tom Lustbaum, will be sending two to four girls to the NSSA Nationals and is planning a training trip to Costa Rica or Fiji in 2007.