Sunshine, Surfboards and Smiles with the Wahine Project in Punta de Mita, Mexico

Sun protection – Dionne putting Zinka on the Wahines’ faces.

More Zinka

The beach at Punta de Mita

Only a few light clouds, not like the other day when it started raining while we were in the water with the girls.

America and Dionne

Waiting for waves

One of the only waves of the day.

Room for two

Miriam is up and riding with the help of a push from Brandon.

Dionne, making her exit.

Gather around to claim your Lei.

The Punta de Mita Wahines

But wait, there are more gifts.

Me too! Me too!

Estrella taking notes from Rosario – how to put on a leash correctly.

Photos by: Desiree Bilon

The Wahine Project, an organization founded by Dionne Ybarra, seeks to break down the barriers that prevent the participation of young girls in the sport of surfing. By providing girls, who would otherwise not have the opportunity to surf, with resources, education, outreach and travel the girls can become proficient surfers while building their self-esteem and becoming socially responsible.

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