P.O. Box 388, Westport 7866

027 930 1434 surf@wavewise.co.nz

What past participants say about Wavewise


Youth participants

“The programme has taught me to get back up and try again when I fall and that we can’t always change what is going to happen but we can change what we do! I liked it and had lots of fun!” – Participant, 14 years old, male


“It was fun but also helpful so I enjoyed it! I learned that waves start from a storm and if you try too surf to close to the storm you normally fail (…) so I look at it as to go away from the problem and give it time and then go back and try to sort it out (when things have calmed down).” – Participant, 15 years old, male


“I really liked that we got to work together and also learn something new every day! I learnt that there is always a choice of ways that you can deal with different situations!” – Participant, 16 years old, female


Adult participants

“Wavewise did support my learning 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!” – Adult participant


“…I’m back out in the waves more motivated than ever. The opportunity arose when I was facing some challenges at work and needed to reflect & clear my head. Meeting Pana & understanding the Wavewise mission and concept was a turning point. Meeting and discussing my life & work goals and relating them to the challenges of surfing have been life changing. Knowing when times seemed uncertain, that it was just a set rolling in and I could get through it with the strategies she had empowered me with which proved invaluable. Combining business & personal direction with surfing strategy in and out of the water has been life changing. It’s something I never thought I would encounter and I recommend this unique experience to anyone of any gender or age. Pana’s professionalism and engagement in this programme is exceptional. The added bonus of these sessions is that with each adult lesson you take on, you are enabling a youth to be part of the Wavewise programme and you are supporting this incredible non-profit cause. Thx Pana.” – Adult participant