Women’s Pro Surfing Reunion hosted by Pam Burridge

Swellnet Dispatch

A message on behalf of The Perfect Wave travel company

Pam Burridge was the face of Australian women’s surfing throughout the 80’s and 90’s. Pam paved the way for her successors, Layne Beachley, Steph Gilmore, and more recently Tyler Wright, to go on their amazing world title runs.

Alonside peers Jodie Cooper, Pauline Menczer, Frieda Zamba, Kim Mearig, Wendy Botha and later Lisa Anderson, Pam busted down the door for women’s surfing in those blokey times.

Pam Burridge picked up her first surfboard in 1975 at the age of 10 and was entering male dominated boardriders club comps just as professional surfing was being born. Women, however, were not part of the then ASP world tour and contests for girls were extremely limited.

None of that deterred Burridge.

In 1980, aged 15, she was ranked 11th in the world on the fledgling women's tour. She also began to travel around the world, surfing in contests trying to make a living. For the next two decades, Pam travelled the world competing, surfing amazing waves, and making friends around the world.

Pam wants to invite all those friends, associates and fans along for a reunion at a central, easy-to-get-too location – Bali’s Bukit Peninsula.

“At S-Resorts Bali we can chill out, relax, go surf a couple of times a day, reminisce, party, and generally have a great get together," explains Pam.

There are options for all at S-Resorts Bali– there’s good, healthy food, yoga classes, affordable accommodation, surf guides to take us surfing wherever we want, some can jump in the vans and go partying in town at Kuta, Legian, or Seminyak.

Pam wants to make it clear this is not a competitive event, this is a fun, chilled social event where all the girls can catch up and go off for some fun surfs, chat about great times had and also the future.

Whether you were one of Pam’s contemporaries, a past world champion, Top 16 regular, a trialist, judge, fan, or if you're just new to the sport, Pam wants to assure that all are welcome. There will be music, dancing, surfing, and great discussions, plus rekindling old friendships and forging new ones.

For more info click here.