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Wāhine on Water Weekend at MERC

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Embrace the opportunity to connect with like-minded wāhine.
Learn new skills and experience the ocean with Wāhine on Water 

Stay overnight at the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre and join us for an unforgettable weekend of water activities utilising the gear at our beachfront facility. An opportunity to explore the Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve and the regional park. Depending on weather conditions a mix of adventurous water sports will be on offer, options range from kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding, or surfing and include a morning swim, freediving theory and breath hold workshop. In the evening connect with other women through campfire chats and marshmallow roasting. 

Knowledgeable female leaders from the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education and Recreation Centre will support you to take part in adventurous water activities, and gain new skills and knowledge of a range of ocean sports and activities. Complete beginners to expert water women are invited. No experience is necessary, the most important thing to bring is a positive attitude and an open mind.

All necessary equipment and gear will be provided for the activities. Meals are not included. Bring along your togs, towel, overnight bag and food.  We'll be staying in our seaside accommodation- the MERC bunk rooms, so bring a sleeping bag and a pillow.

Stay connected community through our Wāhine on Water Facebook group.

This project is made possible through the allocation of Tu Munawa Fund, through joint work with Harbour Sport and Sir Peter Blake MERC.


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