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Surfing – Rippers
15 March, 2017 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 3 May, 2017
Rippers is a regular, weekly event beginning Wednesday 15th February for children aged between 5-12. The program begins at 5:30pm and finishes at 7:00pm. It uses fully qualified surfing coaches, parents, lifeguards and celebrity surfers to create a safe, fun, structured surfing development program that ensures the best surfing technique and water safety is instilled from the youngest age.
By Identifying and developing talent in this region’s young surfers we open pathways for children’s water confidence and skill development while fostering ongoing water involvement leading to fulfilling, lifelong personal involvement in water sports.
A young Ripper can expect the regularity of Nippers in a year long event (Break in winter) that they can enjoy with their parents, friends and expert water personal. Young rippers graduate through the program with up to 5 Levels of structured achievement levels. Rippers prides itself on water and beach safety, great organisation, fun and challenge. The cost of Rippers is $50.00 per child. If the child is a member of the Gisborne Boardriders Club the fee is only $25.00
Safety, structure and fun are cornerstones of the Rippers program. Therefore, the requirement of the participants to be wearing identifiable rash vests indicating the child is a part of the program and also showing what level they are in the program is of utmost importance.