Car after car filled with girls and gear rolled up at Norsjö Cable Park in Norway to join Nordic Wake Girls event “The Gathering”- the first of its kind for us Nordic wake ladies.
All in all over 30 girls and women from Sweden, Norway and Denmark came, some having traveled for over 10 hours by car, but all equally happy to jump straight in to their wet suits and in to the water for some afternoon action in the evening sun.
After a good nights sleep in the cabins by the lake, Saturday morning was kickstarted with a networking event where everyone got to know each other a bit better through a acro-yoga warm up practise before Nordic Wake Girls claimed the cable for an exclusive ride session, before the park opened up to the public.
The weekend was set up very differently from previous events, in the sense that focus was shifted from practicing competitive skills, to social networking for both those already engaged in the lifestyle, as well as girls new to the sport. Everyone was encouraged to help each other out, ask for tips and tricks and cheer each other on, which led to a really nice atmosphere: an absolutely boiling dock with riders from both rookie-level to sponsored athletes participating and growing on the same terms.
After even more wakeboarding, more yoga and more connections being made, the weekend was finished with a lovely dinner on Sunday evening – And this will be a reoccurring event for sure!
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