Butterfly Effect Fiji - 19-26 June 2010

Duncan Slater

Tatiana Howard reports from the first ever Fiji Butterfly Effect held on 19- 26 June 2010…

Safari Lodge located on an small island off the northern tip on Fiji which hosted the worldwide water woman movement celebrating and promoting women and ocean sports.

The Butterfly Effect brings women together in a non-competitive gathering celebrating community and love of the ocean, while instilling confidence in women of all ages and skill sets.  The Fiji Butterfly Effect gives back to the local community by donating new school supplies to the local schools.  Over the years The Butterfly Effect has expanded from just doing one-day downwind events.  Now they do holiday trips (open for all intermediate riders) and clinic trips (open for all skill levels, even first timers).

The Butterfly Effect Fiji Expedition was the 2nd trip organized, but first ever clinic trip.  Last year The Butterfly Effect went to Tahiti with intermediate to professional riders.   This year it had a completely different vibe with a wide variety of levels making everyday rewarding and full of ambition to achieve new goals. Windsurfing in Fiji was more than ideal especially being based at Safari Lodge. Safari Lodge is a great place to have all levels because of the flat water, shallow sandy bottom, warm inviting waters, and friendly faces.  When the wind picked up the ladies stepped outside of their doorstep and onto the white sand beach! There was no time wasted when the wind picked up.  The girls were constantly in the water practicing. They had great conditions the whole week with lovely winds of 15 – 20 knots. We had amazing instructors along helping out and the women improved quickly with the all day, every day water action agenda!

The upcoming one-day downwind event as well as trip option for all those who want to discover Dominican Republic will be happening August 7th.

Sponsors of The Butterfly Effect Fiji 2010 included: Safari Lodge, Dakine, Matiko, Wings Hawaii, and Karamel.

MORE INFORMATION: www.betheeffect.com

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