The globetrotting Lisa Andersen Champ Camp
made its fourth stop on the North Shore of Oahu to recruit and train the local girls and progress their surfing skills. Shortly after surfing in the frigid, Canadian waters at the Lisa Andersen Champ Camp in Tofino
, 4x World Champion Lisa Andersen
and Roxy professional surfer Rosy Hodge
hopped on a plane with their favorite holiday bikinis
and headed to the tropics.
Lisa Andersen selected ten of the top up and coming shortboarders from Hawaii and the US to surf and train with her for two days on the North Shore. On day 1, each of the campers worked on specific maneuvers they wanted to improve, while Lisa and Rosy watched from the beach and gave feedback and tips for progression. The waves at Hale’iwa were fun and rippable, providing the girls with ideal conditions for practice. In the afternoon, the girls gathered around to learn from special guest and pipeline bodysurfing legend, Mark Cunningham, who gave them important big wave surfing and lifeguarding advice that’s key knowledge for any professional and amateur surfer alike. Lisa and Rosy also gave the girls media training and practice interviews, preparing them for their future careers as professional surfers.
On day 2, Lani’s Reef welcomed the crew with flawless, overhead rights that Lisa and the girls rushed the minute of their arrival. In the water, Lisa and Rosy worked with the campers one on one, and out of the water they ran heats and shared improvements on heat strategy and wave selection. A yoga session with Roxy’s Let the Sea Set You Free
winner Katie McLean, followed the morning’s surf sessions and prepped the girls for their afternoon surf. Midday, the camp joined all three of Roxy’s Let the Sea Set you Free winners for a Hawaiian BBQ and ukulele session with Roxy Team Riders Kahanu Delovio and Nikki Viesins
. After the day’s activities, the surf was still pumping, and the campers charged for a free surf with Lisa and Rosy. Awards and a special lei from Lisa ended the camp, but was just the beginning for the girls on their way to becoming world champs. Check out the action on Twitter and on Instagram #LisaAndersenChampCamp #LetTheSeaSetYouFree