Level 2 Coasties - Semester A (Whangamata Camp, contributing to the surf community through Surfing for Farmers & Growers, surf s

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr A. Walter

Coasties is a Level 2 course that uses riding waves, ( eg.surfing, kneeboarding, body surfing, bodyboarding, paddleboarding), as the context for learning. In this course you will access standards from Physical Education, Social Sciences and Technology. This course will focus on the physical skills of riding waves, fitness for surf related sports, waves, man-made waves, plastics in the ocean, surf forecasting, surfcraft design, making a foam surfboard. This is an exciting new course that will involve some trips to Waihi Beach and possibly Raglan and Whangamata. The students will also get involved and help with the Surfing for Farmers and Growers initiative which will see them build relationships with their community and help with the major issue of mental health.

It is recommended that this course is taken as a full year (Semester A and Semester B) as this will allow enough time for students to make their own surf craft. 

Cost for surfboard making to be confirmed - Foam board approx $400 if paid to be glassed by a professional. eg.$150 for foam blank and $250 to get it glassed professionally. The two camps will also have associated costs of approximately $50 each.

Please note to make a surfboard students will need to be taking Semester A and B.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Cost for surfboard making to be confirmed - Wooden hollow Paulownia Board approx $250.

The two camps will also have associated costs of approximately $75 each.

Students must have a good quality full wetsuit as we surf through Winter.


Course selection will depend on the option lines and student numbers. There is no guarantee that the courses you select now will all be available for you in 2021.