When Animal rider Corinne Evans told us she wanted to run a girls surf festival, we knew we wanted to be a part of it. Her dream – a small summer festival all about getting women and girls in the water, coupled with a handful of activities to help raise money for Keep a Breast Foundation.

Everyday we’re one step closer to bettering ourselves and on this particular day, Corinne excelled: Saturday 2nd August saw Surf Bettys debut, below the cliffs of Newquay on Great Western Beach. With threats of rain all day, the weather man delivered a huge dose of sunshine and even some waves without a rain drop in sight.

Girls could book on for free surf lessons or find their inner zen on the beach with taster yoga sessions. Queues formed on the beach, with girls waiting patiently to have their toes painted at the Sambora Beach Toes tent, whilst others had beautiful fish tail plaits in their hair or got creative with a Nalu Beads workshop.

If that wasn’t enough, we had our first ever tie dye tent, with a constant flow of craft seekers bundling up their Animal tote bags to form an array of patterns, dunking them into the vibrant colours before hanging them up on the line of creations.

The day was a real treat for all, with donations from each activity and a BBQ to keep our bellies full. Proceedings were topped off nicely with music in the evening, as epic performances from Emma Chamberlain and Laura Lost helped the sun lay to rest.

With a picturesque finish and over £600 raised, we couldn’t have asked for a more. Beach hats off to Corinne for outdoing her expectations. We’re already looking forward to next year!

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