Story: Lifesaving and surfing

‘Grommets’ learn to surf

‘Grommets’ learn to surf

Learner surfers (referred to as grommets or gremmies) now often gain entry to the sport at surf schools. These young women students of the Raglan Surf School were practising their skills on small waves at Ngaranui Beach in 2000.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: 19 December 2000
Photograph by Derek Flynn

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - Surfing: 1970s to today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7378/grommets-learn-to-surf (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006