P.O. Box 388, Westport 7866

027 930 1434 surf@wavewise.co.nz

Info for YOUTH

WHAT IS THE WAVEWISE YOUTH SURF PROGRAMME?

The main part of the WAVEWISE Youth Surf Programme is to have fun!

But: It is not a normal surf programme!

While having fun we will work as a group in learning the little tricks that help us to feel good about ourselves and our connection to others.

WAVEWISE doesn’t only help you to get better in the waves, it helps you as well to be stronger in your mind!

You will learn a new way of dealing with people and how to respond to challenging situations!

Surf sessions become life lessons!

What youth say who have experienced the Wavewise programme:

“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!” – Young person, 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).” – Young person, 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!” – Young person, 16 years old, female

WHAT HAPPENS AT A WAVEWISE SESSION?

Every Wavewise Session starts with Group-Exercises and Warm-Up-Games. Straight after that we will work on our surf skills and finish off with a debrief about what we have learned that day.

WHO ARE WAVEWISE Youth SESSIONS FOR?

Our Wavewise Youth programme are open to any young person from 13-18 years.

Minimum requirement: You MUST be able to swim and be responsible enough to follow instructions.

WHAT ARE THE COSTS for me?

There are NO COSTS for you or your parents/caregiver.

This is only possible because adults have paid a WAVEWISE SESSION which covers the costs for their and YOUR FREE SURF SESSION with us.

In return we will give back to our community – Part of one session in our programme will involve volunteering for a good cause.

All you need to do is to apply underneath here by filling out our form!

(Limited spots available – apply now)

NEXT PROGRAMME START:

Get a spot for our next WAVEWISE youth programme HERE:

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