9th Annual Get Out Girl Surf & Paddle Jam Weekend

A fundraising event benefiting Operation Get Out, a non-profit providing #bluemind mental wellness experiences for first responders, medical teams, military and surviving families.

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Sat, September 24 8:00 AM CT
to Sun, September 25 1:30 PM CT
LOCATION

Steiner Ranch Lake Club, Lake Austin
12300 River Bend
Austin, TX 78732

 

Join us for our 9th Annual

Get Out Girl Surf & Paddle Jam

 

In Honor and Memory of Travis County Female First Responders 

Kristin McLain & Jessica Hollis

 

 

SURF Jam Saturday and/or PADDLE Jam Sunday!

Both are all-female fundraising events dedicated to empowering and inspiring women and girls of all ages to Get Out, Get Active, and Get Connected - to ourselves, others, our community, and water while experiencing the science that #waterismedicine and being outdoors and on the water is a powerful benefit to body, mind, and spirit.

 

All proceeds and donations from this event go directly to OpGetOut, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides nature and water outings, events, and retreats for first responders, military, nurses, and surviving family members for positive mental and emotional wellness impact.

 

Please join our cause either as a participant or virtual surfer or paddler in either or both events, or as a sponsor or donor - and share the opportunity!

 

 

In addition to the donations received for entry, our goal is to share the experience and show our support to our female first responders, nurses, military, veterans, and surviving partners with complimentary participation for those without the means to do so. Your additional donations and fundraising are greatly appreciated to help make this happen.


SURF Jam Saturday Sept. 24

This event is for all levels and ages of riders: for those who want to learn the sport of wake surfing and be helped and supported by other women or for those that already have a love of wake surfing and want to share the ride with others. Includes weekend event t-shirt, Centurion professional wakesurf boats, equipment, all-female coaches, post-event food and drinks and admission to Sunday's weekend After Party!

 

PADDLE Jam Sunday Sept. 25

This, our 9th Annual event, is a non-competitive, community event of up to 3.5 supported hours on the water where you can paddle 1-11 miles with different options (listed below). Includes weekend event t-shirt, finisher's bracelet, and our exclusive weekend After Party with DJ Coy, Boss Jaguars Surf Band, food, drinks, Poker Run prizes, raffle, and auction. Family and friends welcome!

 

  • Exclusive Learn to Paddle on the Water Clinics! No previous paddle skills are necessary! Your designated Paddle Ambassador will assist, coach, and be with you and your group the entire time to encourage and support you! You will start with board skills and drills and basics right on the beach then head into the lake - seated, on your knees, or on your feet - no right, wrong, or judgment! We’re here for fun and community. Your ambassador will be with the group to assist the entire time with no specific distance for these groups - just good times together and on the water with group consensus when to float, paddle, go and return.

  • “Paddle Out” Flowers to drop in memory of someone or something significant! Every paddler will be given a flower to drop when they feel led to do so during their time on the water. Paddle Out's are a surfers way of remembering, recognizing and/or honoring someone or significant moments in our lives.

  • 11 Mile Dam Distance Paddle! Those of you wanting to paddle round trip, a full distance of approximately 11 miles to Mansfield Dam and Jessica Hollis Park, can enjoy a quick mimosa and turn around to return to the starting point by noon. If you’re falling behind, don’t worry - our towboats and personal watercraft are prepared and instructed to help you along so everyone is safe and sound at the finish by noon.

  • On The Water Poker Run! Get your five-card draw at any one of the points along the way OR get multiple draws at any one-stop. Prizes at the After Party!

  • Multiple sponsored Snack Stops at designated mile markers to keep you moving and motivated! Can you say cold brew coffee and more?

  • Paddle Ambassadors every mile!

 

9/24 SATURDAY SURF JAM

Steiner Ranch Lake Club, 12300 River Bend, Austin 78732

7:45am Check In & Packet Pick Up

8:30am Welcome & Boat Assignments

9-1:15pm Wake Surf Session

1:30pm Group Photo

1:30pm Lunch & Participant Gifts 

 

9/25 SUNDAY PADDLE JAM 

Steiner Ranch Lake Club, 12300 River Bend, Austin 78732

6:45-7:40am Personal Board/Kayak Off-Loading, Check-in & Packet Pick Up

7:45am Board/Kayak Launching Begins, personal and rental board assistance

8:10am Welcome & Moment of Silence

8:25am National Anthem & Paddle Salute

8:30am Paddle Begins

8:30am - 12pm Water Support and Personal Water Craft Tows Available

10:15 Halfway Time Point: All Round Trip Paddlers Turned and Redirected back to Finish Line; one way paddlers continue to dam

10:30-11:30am Boat Shuttle from dam for one way paddlers from Jessica Hollis Park to Steiner Lake Club

10-11:30am DJ Coy Rocks The House!

11:00-1:30pm Raffle & Silent Auction

11:30-12:30pm Lunch

11:30-1pm Boss Jaguars Surf Band

12pm Course Closes, Water Support Ends; Final Paddlers In; Participant Gift Pick Up at Finish

12:30pm Group Photo

1pm Poker Run Results

1:15pm Live Auction

1:30 Raffle and Silent Auction Closes; Winners Announced

 

NEARBY LODGING OPTIONS:

Hyatt Place Austin / Lake Travis / Four Points, 7300 N FM 620, Austin, TX 78726, (512) 369-3120

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Austin NW - Four Points, 8300 N FM 620 Building I, Austin, TX 78726, (512) 610-5700

Residence Inn by Marriott Austin Lake Travis/River Place, 6608 River Place Blvd, Austin, TX 78730, (512) 735-9300

 

 

Both Surf and Paddlejam are held annually in honor and memory of two amazing, impactful, and fearless women, Travis County First Responders Kristin McLain and Jessica Hollis, both of whom committed their lives to serve others while utilizing the water for their own positive mental and physical wellness impact.

 

KristinKristin McLain was a Travis County StarFlight rescue nurse and part of starting our first Get Out Girl PaddleJam. She was a true Get Out Girl who spent most of her off time paddling, wake surfing, skiing, and boating on Lake Austin to reset and reconnect after tough shifts as a flight nurse.

 

Jessica Hollis, Travis County Senior Deputy, utilized our local lakes similarly, spending family time on them for fun, scuba diving, boating, surfing, and personally benefiting from the calming effects of what being on and in the water does for your mind and emotions.

 

Both of these inspiring women shared a common mind and heart of "blue" that is now being passed forward to touch the lives of others on the water.

 

Their families and friends have come together to start Operation Get Out (OGO), a 501c3 nonprofit foundation that gives back to first responders, military, nurses, front line workers, veterans, and surviving spouses through scientifically validated Blue Mind experiences and events that give individuals and agencies the opportunity to experience the unlocking and wellness power of being in, near and on the water. All proceeds and donations from Surf & Paddle Jam weekend provide Operation Get Out (OGO) the resources to assist individuals and agencies experiencing stress, illness, depression, anxiety, loss, and PTS.

 

Surf and Paddle Jam are significant fundraisers that Operation Get Out (OGO) relies on annually to provide #bluemind opportunities for those that sacrifice their lives for us. Your participation and donations are imperative to provide events and outings that are scientifically validated and natural alternative mental wellness tools where #waterismedicine for those that might not reach out or be interested in traditional options to unlock and reset after traumatic experiences, loss, grief, anxiety, and PTS. The tool is natural and simple, while the feedback and testimonials are "life-changing". 

 

"After our event with Operation Get Out, I came home a more complete person, a better mother, and wife. My mind and heart feel freer from the anxiety and stress that I had carried from years of service."      

~ U.S. Army National Guard


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tickets


$185 Early Bird Surf & Paddle Entry Donation

With this donation, you receive one registration ticket to enter both Surf Jam Saturday and Paddle Jam Sunday for a complete water women's weekend of wake surfing, paddleboarding and #bluemind sisterhood camaraderie! All levels and abilities welcome! Includes registration to both Surf & Paddle Jam, Get Out Girl event weekend t-shirt, Paddle Poker Run, finisher's gifts for both events, Sunday After-Party, DJ Coy, Boss Jaguars Surf Band, food, drink, auction event, prizes, and participant gifts. Early Bird entry ends on August 15.  (Does not include rental equipment for PaddleJam; must be purchased separately through Event Offers.)

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$100 Early Bird Surf Jam Entry Donation

With this donation, you receive one registration ticket for Surf Jam Saturday, Get Out Girl weekend t-shirt, participant's gift, wakesurf equipment, boat, coaching, snacks, and lunch. Also includes admission into Sunday's Weekend After-Party with food, drink, music and more! Early Bird entry ends on August 15.

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$100 Early Bird Paddle Jam Entry Donation

With this donation, you receive one registration ticket for Paddle Jam Sunday, on-the-water support, Paddle Poker Run, Get Out Girl event t-shirt, After-Party, DJ Coy, Boss Jaguars Surf Band, food, drink, auction event, prizes, and participant gift. Early Bird entry ends on August 15.

(Does not include rental equipment; must be purchased separately through Event Offers.)

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$75 Get Out Girl Virtual Event Donation

Help support Get Out Girl and Operation Get Out by donating as a virtual participant to fundraise to support Blue Mind outings and events for our Front Line Responders. You will receive a Get Out Girl event tshirt, finisher's bracelet and can create your own unique event to spread the word and mission of Operation Get Out while fundraising through your personal activity and/or goal accomplishment. Please tag us in your endeavors! We want to follow you! #getoutgirl #opgetoutorg #letthewatermoveyou

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Event Offers


$30 Rental Paddleboard

Your rental paddleboard comes with a pfd and paddle and will be available at River Bend Boat Ramp between 8am and 8:30am on Sunday, Sept. 26. 

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$30 Rental Kayak

Your rental kayak comes with a pfd and paddle and will be available at River Bend Boat Ramp between 8am and 8:30am on Sunday, Sept. 26. 

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$15 Paddle Jam Lunch Ticket | Friend/Family

Jim's Smokehouse Lunch & Non-Alcoholic Drink for guests attending After-Party with you.

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$75 25 Raffle Tickets
$50 15 Raffle Tickets
$25 7 Raffle Tickets
$10 2 Raffle Tickets

Giving Levels


$125 Sponsor a Female Responder: Surf or SUP

Our goal is to give back to female first responders, veterans and front line workers with free admission to Surf and Paddle Jam. We do not want these ladies paying to attend, but instead, us saluting their service with free admission! Say "thank you" by providing entry to either event!

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$235 Sponsor a Female Responder: BOTH

Salute to a female first responder's service and say "Thank You" by sponsoring a female front line worker to a #bluemind water weekend with entry to both Surf & Paddle Jam! 

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$650 Surf Boat Sponsor

Sponsor a Wake Surf Boat for Surf Jam and invite your friends, family, and/or colleagues plus receive one Paddle Jam entry! Surf Jam is a great outing for a great cause! You can designate up to eight individuals in your boat and/or open up some spots to host female first responders, military or nurses! Put your banners and/or flags on the boat and enjoy all the benefits and perks of Surf Jam with your tribe!

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$500 OGO Fall Retreat Sponsor A Responder

OpGetOut's Fall Retreat is October 28-30 at Canyon Lake, a weekend of water, respite, and recovery for first responders, military, and veterans. Your tax deductible donation provides an individual a full weekend with Operation Get Out at Canyon Lake Resort with food, music, boat and wakesurf time, paddle and motivational speakers.

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Organizer


Operation Get Out Cindy Present cindy@getoutgirl.com Austin, TX 5127734431 http://www.opgetout.org
Nonprofit Organization Donations Tax Deductible