Brazil Ecojourneys to host South America’s first lesbian surf camp
May 9-16 in Santa Catarina, South Brazil

Santa Catarina, Brazil (January 14, 2015) – Not everybody can be a champion lesbian surfer like Keala Kennelly or Cori Schumacher, but it doesn’t mean you can’t try! From May 9 - 16, Brazil Ecojourneys invites women to catch some of the sweetest waves in the country, during South America’s first-ever lesbian surf camp.

After successfully hosting a mixed LGBT surf camp, the lesbian-owned tour operator felt it was time to offer women a week of their own. “I surf all the time, and I’m usually the only lesbian out there, surrounded by heterosexual men. I see how there really aren’t many opportunities for gay women to get together and learn to surf in a friendly environment,” said Marta Dalla Chiesa, owner of Brazil Ecojourneys. “Here’s the chance for a group of women of all sizes, ages, skill levels and nationalities to come together to learn a beautiful sport and enjoy an amazing vacation together.”

Santa Catarina is a hidden gem known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate. Thanks to the half-moon shape of the bay where the camp will take place, Praia de Rosa, you will always find great surfing there no matter the direction of the winds or swells. An area long appreciated by the local LGBT community, in recent years it has become a popular gay and lesbian vacation destination.
While the week was created for lesbian surfers, it is open to all women allies, family and friends. For more details on the camp or about gay surfing in general, please visit the Brazil Ecojourneys site or contact

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