Etnies Girl Continues Support Of Girlie Surf Camps For Second Year

Eight Weeks of Camps, Four New European Locations, More Than 200 Girls Expected to Participate and TV Coverage

Lake Forest, Calif. (March 1, 2005) – After the big success of last year’s surf camps in Biarritz, France, etnies Girl is proud to again sponsor Girlie Surf Camps in 2005. This year’s Girlie Surf Camps have expanded their reach with four different locations in Europe including Italy, Spain, Ireland and France and a two-week trip to Morocco. Also new this year, select Girlie Surf Camps will be televised on Europeantelevision networks YOZ and Eurosport, increasing the notoriety and exposure the camps receive.The all-female surf camps, open to all levels and abilities, include two lessons of surfing daily with all equipment including surfboards, yoga lessons, barbecues, accommodations close to the beach, a board workshop and goody bags from sponsors. The lessons are taught by local surf schools and female pro-surfers like etnies Girl team rider Jodie Nelson.

“With etnies’ history and ongoing commitment to girls in actions sports, Girlie Camps offer us the perfect opportunity to encourage girls from all over Europe to learn to ride,” says Patrice Fernandez, etnies girl, Marketing Manager. “Girlie Camps also share our values of encouraginggirls to express themselves in a healthy, fun and adventuresome way. With the overwhelming response from last year, we are looking forward to increasing the number of camps and to the amazing new locations for 2005.”

2005 Girlie Surf Camp Schedule:
Viareggio, Italy — May 14-21 — 430 euros/week
Qualidia, Morocco — June 16-30 — 890 euros/2 weeks inc. food
Salinas, SpainJuly — 9-16 July — 430euros/week
Lahinch, Ireland — September 2-9 — 430 euros/week
Biarritz, France — September 3-10, September 10-17, September 17-24 –530 euros/week inc. food

“Girlie Surf Camp was such a fun experience for me to be part of,” says Jodie Nelson, etnies Girl pro-rider and Girlie Camp surf instructor. “It was so cool to see so many girls from so many different countries come together just for the love of surfing. The atmosphere at the camp was sochill, everyone was free to be themselves and some of the characters at the camp are hilarious! For me it was just so rewarding to see everyone so stoked and dedicated to becoming a better surfer.”

About etnies Girl:
In 1998, etnies introduced sizing, fit and color ways specifically designed for action sports females. Today, etnies Girl is a fusion of action sports and fashion and offers a full line of footwear, apparel and accessories with global appeal for the active and versatile girl.

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