Her wave is back and we can’t wait to celebrate YOU!

Whether you slay the waves 24/7 or have always dreamt of jumping on a surfboard, Her Wave is with you for every wave of your surfing journey. Think of us as your confidant, ultimate supporter and educational sounding board. 

Our passion is to build a more inclusive and joyful female surf culture.

Our vision is to increase surf participation to so many more girls and women across NSW.

Our aspiration is to build an incredible community across our coastline and provide you with the tools to feel confident and create the lifestyle you want to live.


We are hitting the road in February and March this year with four epic events confirmed. 

It’s time to block out your calendar and gather your besties, work wives and family because Her Wave is coming to a town near you and you won’t want to miss out.

Anna Chamberlain talks being a female judge

Anna Chamberlain talks being a young, female, head judge in the surfing worldAnna Chamberlain from Scarborough Boardriders Club in the Illawarra region completed the foundation judging course in 2021 at just 16 years of age.  She has been working for the last couple...

Dealing with Losses with Zahli Kelly

Photo by Pierre Tostee

The Future of Female Surfing is Here

Over 170 female surfers of all ages and abilities gathered in Kiama for the second 2023 Her Wave Teams Classic supported by Sisstrevolution event. A tag team surfing competition that showcased the strength, skills, and camaraderie of women in the water. Her Wave Teams...

Breaking Waves and Breaking Barriers

Over 160 females of all ages and abilities ventured to Shelly Beach on the iconic Central Coast to participate in the weekend's first 2023 Her Wave Teams Classic tag team event. Dubbed a huge success by the competitors, spectators, workshop and brand activation...

Her Wave Returns to the NSW Coastline

After the success and positive response to the Her Wave Teams Classic launch in 2022, Surfing NSW, with the support of the NSW Government, is delighted to announce the return of the events for 2023. The Australian-first female surfing series is confirmed to run in two...

Surfing NSW Breaks Down Barriers for Women to get Back to Work

MAROUBRA BEACH, NSW (6th October 2022) – Surfing NSW has hosted a free specialised Surf Coach Essentials course to help boost the number of female surf coaches who work at community surf schools and assist the small businesses get staff back after a tough two years...

All Girls Surfriders: Celebrating 30 Years and How They’re Empowering a Community

“The best surfer is the one having the most fun!” This year the All Girls Surfirders Club from Lennox Head will be celebrating their 30th year as a club! It has come a long way since Lennox legends and founders Kellie O’Brien, Keryn Noach and Max Perrott got together...

Entries open: Lennox Head to host final event of the Challenge Her Team’s Classic

The final stop of the Challenge Her Team’s Classic at Lennox Head is now open for entry for any women or girl across Australia. On the 3 July over 100 women and girls will take part in an Australian-first, all-ages, all-abilities mixed board event that ignited a new...

Women’s Sport the Winner as All-Women’s Surf Event Lights Up Merewether

Merewether is the centre of surfing and surf culture this week with Surfest in town. Today over 100 women and girls took part in an Australian-first, all-ages, all-abilities mixed board event that ignited a new wave of not only women’s surfing, but women’s sport.  The...

FREE Judging Course for Women

Surfing NSW is offering a FREE Foundation Judging course opportunity for any women in NSW Boardrider Clubs

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Brands have the opportunity to partner with Her Wave and assist Surfing NSW in inspiring and encouraging women in our community. These opportunities include programs, events, and experiences that nurture female participation in the sport of surfing. Managed by the surfing NSW partnership team, there are multiple packages available to partner with Her Wave to meet your brand’s objectives. We’d love to connect with you and discuss these opportunities further, please reach out via the contact below:

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Her Wave Wins State Award

Surfing NSW’s Her Wave platform has been awarded the 2022 NSW Her Sport Her Way Outstanding Organisation Award on Friday 11 March.

Trailblazers and champions of women’s sport in NSW were recognised for breaking down barriers for women’s sport.

Awards were presented across five categories, including Champion, Trailblazer, Young Achiever, Outstanding Organisation and Local Champion. 

 Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres said, “women’s sport in NSW continues to grow but there is still considerable work to be done… I congratulate Her Sport Her Way Award winners who are all breaking down barriers for women’s sport in NSW.” 

Her Wave Program Manager Claire Ellem was proud to accept the award in front of the room of inspirational women. 

“When we started working on the Her Wave initiative and platform we had the vision to increase participation and bring the joy of surfing to so many more women across NSW,” said Ellem.

We’ve done so much and have a lot of exciting events coming up that are involving more woment and girls than ever so we’re really stoked to receive this award amongst an incredible field,” she said.


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Claire Ellem Her Wave Award