“We celebrate women and water. Lake Surfistas is a diverse group of women. We are not all young; some of us have careers; some of us are moms, and some of us have gained weight, but we all have the lake inside of our hearts. It became this movement of women.”
Surfing is also the sport that introduced Robin to many of her closest friends.
The first significant event that the Lake Surfistas hosted was the now annual “Lady of the Lakes” event at Pleasant Beach. That first year, 2014, 30 women showed up for a day of surfing, campfires, and connecting.
“The event filled all of our hearts with so much love, so we didn’t want to stop doing it.”
The next year the number of attendees doubled, and they started planning for 2016 to be the biggest one yet. Robin spent the year planning the event with her team, but five days before the event, her father suffered a severe stroke. It was like while her world had stopped, but this meaningful event she had spent so much time planning was just around the corner.