Hi! My name is Juliana, I am a mum and wife, Pilates instructor and personal trainer, I am also a Chemist and I worked for the Police for 5 years in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
I love to surf! My husband gave me my first surfboard as a Xmas present 8 years ago, and it wasn't even what I asked for. Nowadays, I surf way more than he does. He had no idea of the size and importance of the gift he was giving me back then.
In April this year I was talking to a friend about picking a week to surf all the beaches along the Northern Beaches that we haven't surfed yet. After that day, I ended up at Aim for the Stars website, I can't remember how it happened, but it made me really inspired to read about what the Foundation has done for a lot of women in need. Then I thought, why don't we turn our plan into an event and help other women to reach their goals in life as well? And what was supposed to be done in a week became a plan for one day!
The event will be demanding for us as it'll be challenging our fitness required for paddling all day, and the fact that together we will have to meet the target of catching 350 waves in a day. I hope Mother Nature is good to us and the conditions are great, but we are ready for whatever is there for us on the day.
Surfing is an very important part of my life, and that time in the ocean brings me peace, joy, helps me to think. And after each session I just feel so grateful to be able to feel the way I feel. I wish everyone could have that. It doesn't need to be surfing, but it is so important to practice something that we really enjoy and are passionate about. We all deserve it!
WHEN: 1 December 2017 WHAT: Surf 350 waves at 9 beaches, from Palm Beach to Manly HOW: Get involved by making a donation or buy a ticket to the after party.
The event will be followed by burgers, drinks, live music with Amanda Thomas and raffle draw at Queenscliff Surf Life Saving Club (see prizes below). Entry fee will be $20. Free entry for kids under 16 accompanied by a responsible adult.