There’s still time for local girls to apply for a special surfing and character-building program, but applicants will have to act quickly.
The inaugural Jacksonville Beach Super Girl Surf Pro — to be held Nov. 12-14 — kicks off with the Moore Aloha Foundation’s mentorship program. The program hosts 24 local girls for an unforgettable day with Olympic Gold Medalist and five-time World Champion Carissa Moore.
Applications are being accepted through Sunday, Oct. 10, for these coveted spots.
“Super Girl Surf Pro is a weekend-long festival celebrating female empowerment,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment, the event’s producer. “Carissa Moore has opened many doors for young female surfers and is such a powerful, positive influence for girls in sports and beyond. We are honored to partner with Carissa and her foundation to provide this incredible experience.”
Female applicants must be between the ages of 10 and 16 and be able to surf at an intermediate level or higher.
Girls must submit their most recent report card and an essay or video explaining what it means to be a Super Girl, as well as describing an experience when they’ve spread the “Moore Aloha” spirit by making their community a better place.
For more information about the application process go to supergirljax.com/moorealoha.
The Moore Aloha Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was launched in 2018 by Moore. Using surfing as a platform, its programs aim to bring young women together in and around water to share, encourage and inspire each other. The Moore Aloha mission is to empower young women to be strong, confident and compassionate individuals.
The Super Girl Surf Pro has been held in San Diego for the past 15 years and is expanding to include the inaugural Jacksonville Beach Super Girl Surf Pro.
This is the first professional women’s World Surfing League competition to come to Jacksonville and features some of the biggest names in women’s surfing, including Moore and Floridian, U.S. Olympian and 2021 Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro Champion Caroline Marks.
In addition to world-class surfing, the event features an action-packed Festival Village, headquartered at the Sea Walk Pavilion, with 12 live concerts; family-friendly activities; a military appreciation component; e-sports video game competitions; an all-female DJ competition; women’s beach soccer and beach volleyball tournaments; free classes in fitness, dance, wellness, yoga and Pilates; autographs from the pros; celebrity speakers; several panel discussions promoting female leadership; a beer garden and food court.
The full entertainment schedule and activities will be announced soon.
For more information about Jacksonville Beach Super Girl Surf Pro, go to supergirljax.com. To connect via social media, follow @SuperGirlPro on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.