“Volunteering with BGS has been more rewarding than I could have imagined. Creating an inclusive space in the surf community, with a broad range of women and girls who are committed to and celebrate each other, the environment, and surfing has been such a wonderful part of my life. I am in awe of the constant positivity, compassion and sisterhood of the young women I've met through BGS.”

-Jamila Hubbard

 

“I’m grateful for Brown Girl Surf and how safe you make it feel here. Lots of places say they are safe spaces but don’t actually feel safe. This one does, so thank you.” 

- 12 year old participant from 2018 Surf Sister Summer Camp

 

"We jumped at the opportunity of Brown Girl Surf knowing how vital it is to get our daughter around peers.  She loves the water but swim clubs here have zero diversity so what you've provided her is priceless.  We'll make every effort to be back!"  

- Beth, parent of a Surf Sister Summer Camp participant who joined us from Kansas

 

“I never thought I would be in love with the ocean.  I grew up around it but for most of my life I didn’t know how to swim so I just avoided it.   Brown Girl Surf opened up a whole new world for me, I conquered my fears in ways I didn’t know I could and developed a confidence within myself that can never be taken away.  All of this while learning how to surf and meeting such incredible female surfers continues to be one of the greatest experiences of my life.”

- Nishan Jones, Intern

 

"Being a volunteer surf sister for BGS has given me a unique way to share what I love with young women of color who are so open and enthusiastic about the ocean and environment that it's humbling and soul satisfying all in one! It's such a special, positive community of badass women of all ages."

- Camille Ramani