Piha Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

The busy surf life saving club received $5,175 to purchase six new soft top training boards to be used by their ‘Nippers’ in the Junior Surf programme. The annual programme runs at the start of summer and teaches children how to be surf smart.

As parents are becoming increasingly aware of the need to teach good water skills to their children the course has significantly increased in popularity, putting a strain on the club’s resources.

The training boards purchased with the Mazda Foundation grant means the club can continue to provide their younger members with the skills they need to become qualified lifeguards, while letting them have supervised fun around the water.