Santa Cruz, CA. (PRWEB) November 29, 2005
Girls4Sport team rider and longboard surfing champion Summer Romero is riding high on a wave of success after finishing the 2005 contest season with impressive results.
At the 7th Annual Women’s World Longboard Championship held in San Diego last month, Romero finished third in what she described as one of the most difficult competitions she’s ever surfed. As the returning champion from 2004, Romero was the only woman among last year’s finalists to make it into the finals again this year, beating out nearly 70 international pros. But as Romero and the others paddled out for the final heat, Mother Nature unleashed a torrent of massive swells that challenged the strength and stamina of the competitors.
“The surf got huge,” said Romero, referring to the eight to ten-foot waves that rose in the finals. “We were getting pounded. I was physically drained, and my arms were burning. I caught one high-scoring wave, but after that, I wasn’t as lucky with the wave selection and had nothing to back it up.”
Nevertheless, Romero was satisfied with her finish. “I’ve had a really good year, and I’m definitely pleased with my performance.”
In September, Romero clinched the 2005 U.S. Professional Longboard Surfing Championship title after concluding the last of the series’ contests in San Clemente with a second place finish in the longboarding event and a first place finish in the noseriding event. Also in September, Romero won the Pro-Am Longboarding competition at the Hello Kitty Boardfest in Huntington Beach.
Romero, 23, has been surfing for nine years and competing for six. She’s currently pursuing a nursing degree at San Diego State University, where she balances a rigorous course load with her training for surf competitions.
“Summer’s passion for surfing, combined with her career goals, makes her a stand-out as a G4S Team Rider,” says Kim Ruby, President of Girls4Sport. “Girls4Sport’s mission is to inspire girls of all ages to lead confident, active lives. Our team riders are accomplished athletes and genuine role models — successfully balancing work, school, sport, exercise, and life.”
Bob’s Mission Surf Shop, Hotline Wetsuits, Hawaiian Pro Design Surfboards, Ocean Earth, and Zinka also sponsor Romero.
Girls4Sport is dedicated to creating performance clothing with the female body in mind. Girls4Sport’s water wear line includes rash guard sets designed for women by women with SPF 65 rating, built-in shelf bras, super comfy fabrics, great styles, anything-but-ordinary prints and feel-good fit.
In addition to its products, Girls4Sport has established the Girls4Sport Foundation, a charitable arm of Girls4Sport to support organizations that work to create events and real contributions for both learning and inspiration for girls of all ages to lead active, confident lives.
Girls4Sport products are distributed through a variety of retail outlets and online. For more information about Girls4Sport products and the G4S team riders, please visit http://www.girls4sport.com or call 831.423.8755.