Workin It (Part 1) 2009

The first 18 of 2009’s Red Hot Entrepreneurs!

Dustin Tester

Founder / Director, Maui Surfer Girls

Maui Surfer Girls founder Dustin Tester grew up surfing in Hawaii, and now passes on the life lessons she’s gleaned from her sport. “Maui Surfer Girls was created to help girls excel in and out of the water,” she says. “MSG’s mission is to empower teen girls–giving them amazing water women role models and the aloha spirit to take home with them.” With a degree in Adventure Education with a minor in Wilderness Therapy and years of experience in extreme sports and as a wilderness guide, Tester returned to her home state to found the camp, which offers programs for teen girls, and year-round surf camps for men and women. She looks forward to expanding her programs for special needs populations, and “rite of passage” surf trips for women and girls. “My big advice to future business owners is a surfer’s maxim: Commit to the drop.” – KW

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