The Ocean is Female hosts inaugural event

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Alli Scaduto, founder of The Ocean is Female, speaks to attendees of the organization’s inaugural event held last Thursday. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS

BRIELLE — The Ocean is Female hosted its inaugural event last week at Sea Watch beach in Manasquan with more than 60 girls and women in attendance.

“I think the event went great. The turnout was a lot larger than we expected so that was really exciting,” said Alli Scaduto, founder of The Ocean is Female [OisF] and Brielle resident. “I’m just so excited about the energy that came out of [Thursday] night’s event … it definitely exceeded what I was expecting.”

During a time of uncertainty, fear and negativity, Ms. Scaduto said the first event for The OisF Riders was pure joy and positivity from start to finish.

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“My favorite part was having all the different women who are role models and inspirations in my life speak to the girls,” she said. “I think the girls all received that very well.”

Ms. Scaduto added that Thursday night’s event was a great introduction to The Ocean is Female and set the tone for the organization’s future.

The Ocean is Female has more outdoor activities in the works while the weather is still favorable, including a mindfulness and painting event, beach cleanups and yoga on the beach. Surfing and paddleboarding events, however, have taken a backseat until next season.

She said events will be purposeful and curriculum based, and “centered around the common love for the ocean.”

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