Riders of all ages and abilities will be welcome at the Snells Beach event.
Skateboarding will take centre stage at Snells Beach next month when Onboard Skate presents a Go Skateboard Day on January 16.
Organiser Steve Hodges says the day is open to all ages, “including Mums and Dads”.
All skateboards and safety equipment will be supplied, and a skate competition will be run in the afternoon for skaters aged 13 and over.
Entry is free and the day will wrap up with a barbecue.
Steve says there are plans to form a skateboard club at Snells Beach.
“We are also running a school holiday Skate and Surf programme on January 12, at Matakana School and Omaha Beach, respectively,” he says.
“This event is being run in collaboration with The Bach in Matakana. The programme will start at Matakana School at 9am with two-and-a-half hours of skateboard instruction followed by lunch and then two hours of surf instruction at Omaha.”
Skateboards, portable ramps, helmets and safety equipment will be provided for the skateboard session.