Creating safe environments for young women to be active their way
Started just over a year ago, Sea Sisters wanted to create a space for women to meet and be active together. Through the support of Sport NZ Tu Manawa funding, they have embraced an ethos of empowering young women to achieve goals they set themselves.
Both Holly and Niamh grew up surfing in the bay, and it was the lack of female representation in the water that was a big part of why they set up Sea Sisters.
Growing the women’s surfing community and giving wāhine and girls access to a hauora enriching activity was the driving force behind this local surf school.
The name Sea Sisters really stemmed from both their kaupapa and inspiration to create a sisterhood of surfers in the local area.
Sea Sisters offer Saturday lessons for beginners, providing both wetsuits and boards to participants. Their weekdays are filled with the school lessons as part of the Sisters in Schools programme. They do offer private lessons on enquiry.
They have also run surfing events and camps for both beginner and intermediate surfers.