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Wahine, a Polynesian word for "surfer girl,"is pronounced wa-hee-nee, and the surfer girls of Wrightsville Beach know exactly what the word is all about. Wahine, a Polynesian word for "surfer girl,"is pronounced wa-hee-nee, and the surfer girls of Wrightsville Beach know exactly what the word is all about.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The 2013 Wrightsville Beach Wahine Classic all-girls surf tournament happens this Saturday and Sunday at the south end of the beach. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. girls from 13 and up will show their surfing skills.

Wahine, a Polynesian word for "surfer girl,"is pronounced wa-hee-nee, and the surfer girls of Wrightsville Beach know exactly what the word is all about.

"It's all about building camaraderie with other girl surfers and feeling comfortable," said Airlie Pickett, the event Co-Director's daughter. "You know, in other surf tournaments, you have all the male testosterone serving as an intimidation factor. Also, because of low attendance in other female competitions, there aren't any age brackets. The Wahine tournament is great for making girls of all ages feel comfortable competing."

In addition to the surf competition, there will be a Stand Up Paddleboard competition which allows participant registration up until the event start time.

Click here to find more details about the surf competition.

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