|The Folly Beach Wahine Classic took place June 3 & 4, in fun 2-3ft surf at the Washout on Folly Beach. Over 90 women and girls participated making this the largest contest in the event’s 6 year history. Competition heats were held in shortboard, longboard, novice, bodyboard, and one design (a division where all competitors ride the same board -this year a 7’6 Blue Surfboard donated by Global Surf Industries). A new addition to this years event was the Push and Surf Division where wahines under 12 could enjoy the waves with the help of a parent. The little ones eagerly surfed for the largest audience of the weekend and all received 1st place trophies for their efforts.
Documenting all the action from the beach was worldrenowned photographer Aaron Chang; his presence at the Folly Beach Wahine Classic made everyone involved feel like a star. Aaron added much to the spirit of the event by preparing a slideshow of Saturday’s action for the competitors, sponsors, family, and friends to view at the Saturday night wahine party, held on the Barrier Islands Party Deck . He also shared an amazing slideshow entitled “Living in the Light” that inspired the crowd with beautiful images of life in action. For more info check out follybeachwahine.com