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Ngaru Ora

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Ngaru Ora is one of the newest youth programmes to hit Te Ora Hou Ōtautahi – a surf-based programme that focuses on the mental wellbeing of a young person.

Over the course of 10 weeks, qualified and experienced youth worker Wiremu Richards takes a group of young people out to experience, grow, learn and engage in sessions based on surf practices.

The course covers:

  • Exploring our hauora (health and wellbeing)
  • Learning how to surf
  • Surf etiquette
  • Board riding fundamentals
  • The importance of water safety
  • Ocean therapy
  • Beach awareness

Young people may get the opportunity to plan a surf trip holiday programme at the end of their sessions – this is dependant on the given season.

Ngaru Ora will be introduced into more schools in 2016.

Contact us here for more information.