The Cape Rey Hilton and SurfRide proudly presents: 1970’s Surfings Legends, “California Golden Girls”
Where: Carlsbad, CA. Hilton Cape Rey
When: August 10, 2018 at 5:00pm
What: The CGG will be doing a meet and greet with guests along with a poster signing and photo opportunity in front of the step and repeat banner on the red carpet.
Who they are : Jericho Poppler, Shannon Aikman, Candy Woodward, Lisa Tomb, Brenda Scott Rogers.
These ladies were the precursor to today’s female professional surfers. The legacy they began continues to support the trajectory of women’s professional surfing. The CGG are a team of professional, “elegant, attractive” athletic women who surfed the Pro Tour in the 1970s-80’s. Formed in 1977, the CGG created global presence and awareness for women in surfing.
They competed on the International Professional Surfing (IPS) world tour in 1978 in Australia, California and Hawaii, progressing into the 1980’s when the IPS became the Association of Surfing Professionals, known today as the World Surfing League.
The California Golden Girls continue to surf, serve as ambassadors to the sport of surfing and continue to encourage women in surfing. These pros laid the foundation for women in competitive surfing today.
• Jericho Poppler – 1st World Pro Champion 1976
• 1978 International Professional Surfing Tour w California Golden Girls Australia, Hawaii
• Woman of the Year – Huntington Beach Surfing Walk of Fame – 1999
• Founder Womens International Surfing Association 1975.
• Honorary Scroll – 2016 Los Angeles Board of Supervisors
Saturday August 11, you can watch the legendary California Golden Girls surf in an exhibition heat with Tri-City Medical Doctors at the Oceanside Pier at 11:45 in our Legends and Doctors heat.