Local Programs

‘SALTY SESSIONS’

Free Lessons for Mental Health 

Who it’s for: Rangitahi (youth) that have limited access to ocean activities or other networks of mental health support.
Dates available: 2020 – 11th & 18th December.
                                2021 – 22nd Jan, 26th Feb, 19th March, 9th April,
                                            23rd April, 7th May, 21st May
Duration: 4-6pm on Fridays
Price: Free of charge

We are working with local organisations and schools to offer free surf lessons to young people in the community that would benefit from some saltwater therapy!

These free lessons are to support a wider movement of mental health awareness and improvement amongst our young people. Through exercise, fun and time spent in the ocean, we hope to lift the mental wellbeing of our participants and make them feel empowered.

To book these sessions free of charge, we’ll be distributing voucher numbers to
local organisations and schools who work with rangitahi that could benefit from this
program. These can only be used once per booking.

Please contact us if you’d like to know any more info or how to get involved!

‘ADAPTIVE SURF’

Free Lessons for those with Disabilities

Who’s it’s for: People with disabilities in our community
Dates Available:  19th Dec, 30th Jan, 26th March
Duration: 30 minutes per session
Price: Free of Charge

We are working with local organizations and schools to offer free adaptive surf lessons to disabled persons in our community. These free lessons focus on providing people with physical disabilities a safe and fun environment to enjoy the sport of surfing.

Through exercise, fun and time spent in the ocean, we hope to lift the mental and the physical wellbeing of our participants making them feel empowered and accomplished.

To book these sessions free of charge, participants must be Parafed Bay of Plenty members. 

Please contact us or ParafedBOP if you’d like to know any more info or how to get involved!

‘FRIDAY FLOATS’

Assisted Ocean Swims for those with Disabilities

Who’s it’s for: People with disabilities in our community
Dates Available:  11th Dec, 8th Jan, 12th Feb, 12th March
Duration: 30 minutes per session
Price: Free of charge

We are working with local organizations and schools to offer free ocean activities to disabled persons in our community. These free lessons provide the opportunity to enjoy multiple water activities such as stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, bodyboarding, bodysurfing, and snorkeling depending on the day. 

Through exercise, fun and time spent in the ocean, we hope to lift the mental and the physical wellbeing of our participants making them feel empowered and accomplished.

To book these sessions free of charge, participants must be Parafed Bay of Plenty members. 

Please contact us or ParafedBOP if you’d like to know any more info or how to get involved!

 

If You Have Any Questions About Our Surf Lessons