Farmers are being offered the chance to escape the stresses and strains of work with a free surfing session and barbecue at Waipu Cove next month.
Surfing for Farmers is a national initiative launched three years ago to get rural folk off the farm, into the water and having fun, while trying something new.
Up to now, there has only been one session north of Auckland, at Tutukaka’s Sandy Bay last January, but Waipu Cove has been added for 2022, taking the national total to 21 locations.
Organisers say the free learn-to-surf programme provides an opportunity for farmers to step away from what can be an all-consuming business, get fresh air, exercise and mix with other farmers, rural families and industry professionals.
Anyone involved in any type of farming or growing is welcome.
Wetsuits and boards are provided, as is a post-surfing session barbecue.
Surfing for Farmers takes place at Waipu Cove on Thursday, January 13, at 5.30pm. To register, contact coordinator Richard Moore on 021 313 877.