WSSM Rails & Tales: WSSM Hawaii Women's Surf Retreat

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RAILS & TALES . . . Hawaii

1st Annual WSSm

Hawaii Surf Reteat

Alex Beck showing her skills on a longboard in Waikiki vs. her usual shortboard

Photos by James Vybiral

Kristin Wetzel | New York

Kimberlee Schmahl from Chicago, surfing Waikiki

With open arms, we welcomed 8 surfer girls to our home island of Oahu, Hawaii, at our very first annual WSSM Hawaii Women’s Surf Retreat! Guests were greeted at the airport with Hawaiian leis that perfumed the air. We started the week off with an evening surf session at Pops, where Kiersa and Kimberlee enjoyed surf lessons from Gone Surfing Hawaii and caught the first waves of their life. Cheered on by the rest of the girls, and ecstatic from the adrenalin surfing produces, they were ready to take on the rest of the week of fun in the sun!

Cindy Stokes from Virginia, brought happiness and joy everywhere she went. Happy Birthday, Cindy... we loved celebrating with you! 30 | womenssurfstyle.com | wSSm

The week consisted of dawn patrolling under perfect double rainbows, chowing down beween sessions on tasy cuisine that our chef, Brian Laneve, prepared for us, and relaxing in the luxurious ho tub and pool at the exquisite Kailua Ocean View house perched on the hill overlooking Kaneohe Bay. We recounted surf stories, and learned more about each oher, enjoying the camaraderie that our sport brings. Carolyn, our in-house yogi, led the girls in yoga whenever their tired muscles permitted. Phil, our masseuse, brought calming energy to everyone as we enjoyed