P.O. Box 388, Westport 7866

027 930 1434 surf@wavewise.co.nz

Adult Surf Programme

  We won’t be able to catch every wave in life, but if we don’t keep paddling and trying, we will never succeed! So keep on paddling, keep on going and all your hard work will pay off one day! 

WHAT IS THE WAVEWISE ADULT SURF PROGRAMME?

The WAVEWISE Adult Surf Programme gives you the chance to learn a new way of dealing with personal challenges. It uses the experiential learning in surf sessions as life lessons. Through utilizing the metaphors the ocean provides, Wavewise helps you to become more calm, to be less frustrated and it gives you a tool to face lows and difficult times in a very practical way.

Explanation of WAVEWISE by a past adult participant:

“Today, I had an awesome time in the sea. Pana did set goals with me, and I was able to reach my goals. Wavewise did support my learing regarding surfing skills but offers more. Pana figured out what was my barrier, used a great tool to explain, and then, supported me to achieve my goals. As a result I feel a lot more confident and safe in the water, so that I can practice further. During our session I enjoyed being in the moment and having lots of fun. I feel stronger!
A wonderful personal experience, and at the same time I am knowing that a child will profit as well. Loved it, will book another session, Pana, thank you so much!” – Wavewise One on One participant

OUR MISSION: 1 ADULT SESSION = 1 YOUTH SESSION!

Wavewise’s aim is to support our youth in their personal development to become people with strong minds, good hearts and healthy souls!

To be able to provide and sustain this mission for our youth the same gets provided to you – your investment in yourself is an investment into one of our youth:

Every surf session you take covers one surf session for one of our young people!

For more info about the youth programme have a look here: WAVEWISE Youth Surf Programme!

Who Are WAVEWISE ADULT SESSIONS For?

Wavewise Adult Sessions are for adults of all ages and gender. There is no age limit and physical handicaps can be considered into the progressive learning curve with setting different goals for each individual.

The main purpose of the programme is to make you feel safe in the ocean and to feel the joy of surfing so you can return to it whenever needed. We will get you ready to use this great mental health tool independently after the programme. No matter if you surf flat on your belly or standing up and turning – as long as you are having fun, you are doing it right!

The programme’s small group ratio of max. 6 people on 1 instructor allows a personal and very supporting learning environment – for surf lessons and life lessons.

HOW ARE WAVEWISE SURF SESSIONS RUN?

Before your first Wavewise Session you will receive a survey to fill out so that your instructor can adjust to your needs. It is totally up to you how much you want to share and all of the information will be handled with absolute confidentiality!

Every Wavewise session consists of the following parts:

Input/Inspiration on a topic for the session

Warm up

Safety Talk/Reminder

Surf Techniques

Watertime

Reflection/ Closing round on topic

One on One Sessions are handled more flexible, depending on what the participants brings but still consist of the same elements.

WHAT WILL I LEARN AT WAVEWISE?

Wavewise Programmes are designed to give you some inspiration and input towards your personal challenges – applied to the ocean and the skill to surf, the lessons are learned in a very practical experiential way.  Wavewise aims at getting you ready to hit the waves by yourself at the end of the programme so that you have a tool you can use any time you feel low, stressed or where you just need to remind yourself of the joy of life!

This is what you will learn in your Wavewise Session:

Session 1: Get safe into the ocean – Overcoming fears // Catch your first waves – Setting goals

Session 2: Learn to Stand Up properly – Finding Balance // Ride the wave – Standing strong

Session 3: Paddle out into the line up – Getting through difficult times in life // Priority rules + Handling your board in the line up – Keep control //

Session 4: Creation of waves and how they break – Dealing with frustration // Understanding surf forecasts to learn where to surf independently – Being free //

WHO IS RUNNING THE SURF SESSIONS?

All Adult Wavewise Sessions are run by Pana Leontiadu – a qualified surf instructor and social worker who has had many years of experience in both fields and has run similar surf programmes in Europe. If you want to know more about her and her qualifications – please have a read here: ABOUT.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS AND WHAT DO THEY INCLUDE?

A Wavewise Session is designed to cover the costs of the adult programme and the youth programme. As Social Enterprise, there is no profit into personal pockets. Every Dollar goes back into the Social Enterprise.

One adult group session costs 110$ Including the sponsorship for one of our youth – a normal surf lesson elsewhere costs 85/90$.

This includes:

  • Cover of one youth session //
  • Cover of usage for surf equipment //
  • Cover of fixed costs (insurances, gas, website fees…) //
  • Cover of surf instructor wages //

HOW Does ONE OF MY SURF SESSIONS COVER ONE YOUTH SESSION?

Youth sessions are not covering any fixed costs or costs for equipment AND a certain amount of time is donated by the surf instructor towards the youth lessons – this is the only reason, why it is possible to cover one youth session through one adult session.

As you can see: Your session is essential to keep Wavewise going!

Chose one of the options for your WAVEWISE SESSIONS:

PLAN - PRICE

Description

Our Original - 

4 Week Programme

4 Weekly Sessions//


Monday evenings //


5.00-7-30pm




Surf Session: Learn how to surf independently 


Life Lesson: Learn how to apply experiential learning in the water to your personal life to feel less stressed, calmer and more confident


Including Surfboard and Wetsuit


Max. 6 participants on 1 instructor

Our Compact One -

Level 1 Weekender

One Weekend //


Saturday+Sunday Morning//


9.30-12.00pm


Surf Session: Learn how to ride whitwater waves + stand up


Life Lesson: Learn how to apply experiential learning in the water to your personal life to feel less stressed, calmer and more confident


Including Surfboard and Wetsuit


Max. 6 participants on 1 instructor

Our Compact One  -

Level 2 Weekender

One Weekend //


Saturday+Sunday Morning//


9.30-12.00pm


Surf Session: Learn to understand surf forecasts, surfing rules and ocean conditions to surf independently 


Life Lesson: Learn how to apply experiential learning in the water to your personal life to feel less stressed, calmer and more confident


Including Surfboard and Wetsuit


Max. 6 participants on 1 instructor

Our Most Personal -

One on One 


By appointment



Surf Session: Either learn to surf or work on improving



Life Lesson: Learn how to apply experiential learning in the water to your personal life to feel less stressed, calmer and more confident

adjusted to your very personal challenges


Including Surfboard and Wetsuit


1 participant on 1 instructor

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