OUR COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

Wellington Surf Lessons is committed to supporting the community by providing support for local non-profit organisations and through our environmental initiatives. Our aim is to continually give back to the local community that supports us, as well as encouraging our instructors and students to help look after our local beaches.

Some of the non-profit organisations Wellington Surf Lessons have supported are:

  • The Halburg Foundation
  • The Wellington Down Syndrome Association
  • Conservation Volunteers Wellington (dune restoration),
  • The Wellington Gurfers Womens Surfing Group
  • Wellington Board Riders
  • The Maranui Surf Lifesaving Club (Fundraising Events)
  • Kilbirnie School (Fundraising Events)

If you have a cause that we can help with or know a person or group who you think we can support, feel free to contact us.


 

WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED

As a part of giving back, we aspire to continue helping those people and organisations within the community.

 

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

"Our mission is to leave a positive impact in people’s lives through our passion for surfing and the ocean"

Wellington Surf Lessons supports the local community by employing surfers of all ages young and old and have training programs each year to build instructor confidence. Surfing really connects and brings people together in the local community so we are stoked to be able to bring this to everyone. Some of the surf classes we offer include kids holiday and after school programs, women's programs, surfskate classes and surf camps.

Find out more here
https://wellingtonsurflessons.co.nz/join-the-team/

HALBERG FOUNDATION

Wellington Surf lessons were honoured to have been given the opportunity to work with the Halberg Foundation to help forfill these kids dreams of learning to surf and our team are always on call to help out when they are needed.

The Halberg Foundation is a charity founded by Sir Murray Halberg ONZ, MBE in 1963, which aims to enhance the lives of physically disabled young New Zealanders by assisting them to participate in sport and recreation.

If you have a child or know someone that would like to learn to surf with the Halberg Foundation please visit http://www.halberg.co.nz/ to find out more!

 

BEACH CLEAN UPS (Take 3)

Plastic pollution is killing wildlife, devastating oceans and threatening the health of our planet. Plastic represents a disconnection. It’s a material designed to last forever that we often use only once. Poorly managed plastic leaks into the sea. The ocean is downhill from everywhere.

Through education that inspires participation, Take 3 is building a global movement of people who are connected to the planet. (take3.org/)

Our staff have made a commitment to pick up 3 x pieces of rubbish each time they visit the beach in an effort to keep New Zealand’s beaches a little bit cleaner. We also ask all our local schools who take lessons with us to have their students pick up rubbish after the surf lessons with us.

DUNE RESTORATION

We had a great day helping out the Conservation Volunteers Wellington with some local dune restoration. Their team are outside everyday working to preserve the environment and always looking for some keen Volunteers. On day's when the surf's flat and the sun's out we encourage our team to help out as much as possible.

If you are interested in taking part please visit:
https://www.facebook.com/CVNZWellington

GURFERS WELLINGTON

Wellington Surf Lesson’s supports the Gurfer’s by providing training and discounted lessons for their monthly ongoing surfing events, which are designed to help women of all ages and skill levels improve their surfing and build more confidence in the ocean.

If you're keen to become more part of the awesome female surfing community that Wellington has to offer, we highly recommend joining the Wellington Gurfer's facebook group.

 

FUNDRAISING EVENTS

Wellington Surf Lessons have have supported many non profit organisations with in the community over the years with free surf lessons. Some of these include fundraising events for the Maranui Surf Lifesaving Club, Kilbirnie School, The Wellington Down Syndrome Association and the Wellington Gurfers Women's Surf Comps.

SURFING FOR SCHOOLS

Wellington Surf Lessons offers a range of surf safety, surf education and surfboard riding programs all year round for students. All programs are tailored for the school and age of the participants.

During our lessons we strongly emphasis the importance of beach safety and teach the dangers of the ocean, rips, currents, tides and surf related skills.

 


 

WHAT'S COMING!

CHILDREN'S DAY - FREE, ANNUAL ‘HAVE A GO’ SURF DAY!

Wellington Surf Lessons – bringing youth to the sport of surfing!

Our annual ‘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 Wellington Surf Lessons & our sponsors and the best part? It’s completely FREE!

Wellington Surf Lessons aims to introduce the excitement and fun of surfing to youth in the Wellington Region every year through this FREE event. There is no better way to showcase this than to give our future generations the opportunity to try surfing when they are young, giving them ocean confidence and awareness, a place to make new friends as well as a super fun day out in the ocean!

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!

This is also an ongoing effort that involves educating and encouraging every guest that surfs on the day to pick up at least x3 pieces of plastic rubbish from the beach after their surf class.