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The Butterfly Effect

The Butterfly Effect is an international series of water sports events designed to empower women. Since its first small windsurfing event in 2007, the Butterfly Effect has evolved into a worldwide movement. Over the years they have sponsored 26 different non-competitive events and workshops, in 10 countries, with thousands of participants and continue to sponsor several events all over the world every year.

Each event is designed to give every Butterfly more confidence, joy, and skill in her board riding, as well as her navigation through everyday life. The objective of the team is to make environmental awareness, education, and community give-back activities a big part of each Butterfly Effect event.

Who are the butterflies?
The “Butterflies” are the women participants, usually in the 18-35 age range. These women love seeking adventure, challenge, and asserting their femininity during sports. They also have a passion for giving back to the world.

Events
The Butterfly Effect events create an environment that gives participants the confidence to achieve a goal in a supportive group setting. The group will take you as you are! Do you paddle, windsurf, kite, kayak or swim? Are you a beginner, local shredder, or maybe a pro? It doesn’t matter: all of these sports and experience levels are welcome. We’re all in it, but not to win it! Each event includes the following activities:

Community Give-Back (beach clean-up, clothing donation, free clinics, fundraising, etc.)Introductory yoga class and warm-up stretch prior to the main activity.A “Downwind” event, in which the rider starts at one point and ends up at another point downwind of the original location.Ending ceremony with party, sponsor gifts, food, drinks, music, and a fashion show.

BE THE EFFECT FOUNDATION “activating awareness of our individual impact on the world”

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Trips
Since events are held at exotic beaches all over the world, The Butterfly Effect creates organized vacations around many event dates. By spending a few more days together, Butterflies get to know each other and have fun doing water sports and other activities. The Butterfly Effect trips focus on board sports, and include healthy meals, daily yoga, and other activities that enhance participants’ total well-being.

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