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Have A Go Surf Day – Bringing surfing to the Youth of New Zealand

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Have A Go Surf Day – Bringing surfing to the Youth of New Zealand

TE ARAI, AUCKLAND – Aotearoa Surf School

Aotearoa Surf is stoked to announce our annual ‘Have A Go Surf Day’ coming up on October the 6th, 2019. It attracts families from all over the country for an empowering and memorable day of surfing at Te Arai, Auckland. Along with surf lessons throughout the day, there will be beach games, prizes, give-aways and a competition to get everyone in the water and building upon their ocean confidence.

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How it Works

‘Have A Go Surf Day’ is a safe, easy & fun ‘learn to surf’ day for all levels of surfers. We will have surfing, activities prizes and giveaways from Aotearoa Surf & our sponsors and the best part? It’s completely FREE! The benefits of ‘Have A Go Surf Day’ to the community are multiple;

  • Building lifetime skills in children and youth such as ocean confidence and awareness, fitness and strengthening their swimming
  • Bring families closer, allowing them to experience the magic of the ocean and appreciate our beautiful beaches together
  • Breaking down the barriers of low income families through a free learn to surf program
  • Letting kids be real kids; getting them away from screens and technology and out into nature!

“We love getting a mix of all aged kids from all backgrounds coming to give surfing a go” says Che Burnett, Owner and Head Coach at Aotearoa Surf. “Our main aim is to get every single person having fun and feeling more confident in the ocean”

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Who is it for?

Our ‘Have A Go Surf Day is for kids and youth (4-16 years old) who may be new to surfing, beginners, intermediate surfers and even those that have never surfed before. Josh, Senior Coach at Aotearoa Surf tells us “I have participated in this event the last 4 years now. There is no better way to showcase surfing than to give our future generations the opportunity to try surfing when they are young, giving them ocean awareness, a place to make new friends as well as a super fun day out in the ocean!” says Senior Coach at Aotearoa Surf

What is included?

All surfboards, wetsuits, sunscreen and coaching provided by internationally qualified and experienced instructors, all of whom are first aid certified and surf lifesaving awarded.  Also supported by our local trainee instructors. Lessons throughout the day will cover beginner and intermediate level knowledge and incorporate beach education and safety! Our sponsors will be there on the day and will include Vissla, NSP, Matunas, Platino and Surfing New Zealand. 

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About Aotearoa Surf School 

Aotearoa Surf School runs lessons and experiences out of Te Arai (voted #1 beach by the NZ Herald on which we have the sole license to operate) on the North Island’s East Coast. We offer our customers some of the most INCREDIBLE beaches that New Zealand has to offer. Imagine white sand, crystal blue water, dolphins, these beaches create memories that will last a lifetime. But it’s not the beaches that people flock here for.

We offer a multitude of products and experiences here at Aotearoa Surf, from kids camps, birthday parties, after school programs and school holiday programs to women’s only surfing groups, corporate and team building events, school groups, a Bali surf retreat and of course group and private surf lessons with some of the most experienced, professional instructors around.

For more details, check out the web page: https://aotearoasurf.co.nz/event/surf-day-2019/

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