Story: Lifesaving and surfing

Playing in the surf

Playing in the surf

New Zealand’s long, accessible coastline is one reason why swimming in the sea is popular. This scene at Piha, probably dating from the 1950s, evokes familiar memories for many New Zealanders.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - Origins of surf lifesaving', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006