Introducing: Maria Kalista White – The new Surfer Girl team rider

Surfer Girl welcomes new team rider Maria Kalista White | November 10, 2012 | Kuta, Bali: Surfer Girl welcomes the latest addition to its inspiring set of team riders—11 year old Maria Kalista White. Maria is no stranger to the local Bali surfing scene. The Canggu-based young surfer is already well-known for her impressive list of accomplishments, and after just a year of competing in surf contests Maria has managed to consistently place in 2nd, 3rd and 4th places during the regular Magic Wave surfing competitions held throughout 2012.

Maria Kalista White ripping the righthander of Pererenan Rivermouth. Photo: Henriko Lingga.

As a Surfer Girl Team Rider, Maria will receive free Surfer Girl products as well as getting full support to compete in surf competitions in Bali and beyond. She will join the other six Surfer Girl team riders—Pua, Salini, Kai, Cinta, Taina and Dhea—in representing the core values of the Surfer Girl brand with a passion for surfing, healthy outdoor living and caring & sharing attitudes towards others and the environment.

Maria is stoked to be joining the Surfer Girl team: “I’m beyond happy that they picked me as Team Rider. It’s like a dream come true! I love Surfer Girl so much and I have wanted for so long to be a Team Rider of Surfer Girl”.

Surfer Girl Indonesia’s General Manager, Ni Made Rusmawati said, “We are extremely delighted to welcome Maria to our family. We believe in her talent and are thrilled that we can support her development in surfing and as a young person. At Surfer Girl we encourage girls to believe in themselves and to be the best that they can be.  We hope our team riders can inspire other young people to be healthy & active, to learn new skills, and experience new adventures.”

“I am so stoked to be the newest team rider of surfer girl! My dream has come true! :D” Writes Maria on her Facebook account. Photo: Surfer Girl.

Ranging from 10 to 14 years old in age, the Surfer Girl Team Riders are a dedicated, fun loving group of six young girls, with Indonesian heritage, who have been handpicked to represent the Surfer Girl brand in Indonesia.

In 2012, the Team Riders have made lots of headlines, receiving many prestigious awards in Bali, nationally and internationally. The brands longest signed team rider, Salini Rengganis (14) has recently won 3rd Place in the Women Division of the Phuket Open in Thailand, and is a current runner-up in the 2012 ISC Women Division. While fellow team rider, 10-year-old Cinta Hansel also had a lot to celebrate this year as she came out triumphant as winner of the 2012 ‘King of The Groms’ contest.

Nadia Bintoro, Surfer Girl Head of Marketing Communications said, “We are very proud of the girls. Not only are they progressing excellently in their surfing careers, they keep doing it with fun-filled hearts and continue to be positive inspirations to all those around them, which is such a key part of the Surfer Girl brands DNA.

Source: Surfer Girl


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