Help us to create WAVEWISE // Surf Sessions - Life Lessons!

By Pana Leontiadu

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Help Us To Create WAVEWISE :::: Surf Sessions - Life Lessons!

Project 2018-10-22 08:36:37 +1300

Our Crowdfunding Video has been created by our talented 14-year old Jimmy Daamen!

Check his website: https://jimdfilms.com/

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(IMPORTANT INFO: If you want to pledge from overseas and don't have a credit card, use PAYPAL over the website:  https://wavewise.co.nz/support-us/)

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What is Wavewise?

WAVEWISE teaches our youth and adults a practical tool to deal with life’s personal challenges through learning to surf. By utilising experiential learning in surf sessions as life lessons WAVEWISE helps to enhance and sustain mental wellbeing and overall satisfaction in life.

To sustain this mission financially WAVEWISE will run as Social Enterprise to sustain itself: One adult session covers one youth session! All profits from adult surf sessions are used to sustain youth surf programmes!

To really understand what Wavewise provides and why it is so important for you to support this initiative, please check the website:

Wavewise Website: www.wavewise.co.nz

 

 

Who is Wavewise for?

The worldwide Wavewise Mindset community:

Wavewise aims at reaching a worldwide community to create the Wavewise mindset. It wants to connect people all over the world to think Wavewise and create awareness for mental health and coping strategies by understanding the metaphors the ocean provides.

The Wavewise Founder herself has run Surfcamps in Europe before and is connected worldwide through travelling and surfblogging. 

The local Wavewise practical approach community:

To prove the effects of Wavewise and to start the movement, Wavewise will have a practical approach on the West Coast of New Zealand in our little community in the Buller Region to then transfer the model to other places.

The two local groups we are aiming at:

1. Youth from 13 years of age, who are able to reflect on personal challenges. We are mixing up young people from all backgrounds: At risk youth and high achievers as we believe that EVERY person is going through daily personal challenges and needs tools to sustain their mental health.

2. Adults of all ages who are interested in their personal development and who want to provide the same to one of our youth. Firstly we will target the people in our community and later on open up the concept with retreats so that people from away can come and enjoy the West Coast, its pureness and its Wavewise programme.

 

What we need the money for:

So far the sponsorship for 6 surfboards and 6 wetsuits have been sucessfully granted by approaching different businesses and people in our local community. To get Wavewise started properly there is more costs coming up for us that need to be covered:

- 1 more surfboard

- 10 more wetsuits 

- 6 Rashguards

- Logo prints of sponsors on boards and rashguards

- Legal advice

- Insurance Costs (first off)

- First Aid Equipment

- Branding and Advertisement

- Pledge Me Fees 6,5 % 

- Overseas conversion fees (if donated from overseas)

- Costs for rewards

---------------------------------------

7000 NZD

 

If we go beyond our target

Any amount exceeding our goal will be put straight into the youth programme and less adult lessons have to be awaited to start the youth sessions - so every amount counts and helps!

  

 

What our sponsors say about Wavewise

“Having seen Pana present her idea at a Co-Starters course, and suggesting the idea of corporate sponsorship, backing this up was an easy decision. Pana’s passion and commitment to surfing and youth will, we are sure, produce long-lasting and worthwhile outcomes and we were only too pleased to have been able to help get this underway.” – [email protected] // Sponsorship Surfboard

“Our 7 Day Makeover Crew is incredibly honoured to help sponsor the WaveWise initiative. This is a non-traditional approach to working with young people, and helping them ride the waves of life, and I am sure it will be incredibly successful. Congratulations to Pana, and all the others involved, in helping make this world a better place. To all potential sponsors, for a very small price, you can make a massive difference, so jump on board!” – 7 Day Makeover Crew // Sponsorship Surfboard

„Electro Services Limited are proud to support WaveWise helping Buller’s Youth through the lessons of the sea.“ – Electro Services Limited // Sponsorship Surfboard

“A Wild Peace Wellness centre are super excited to support WaveWise on its new journey. Its such an inspiring initiative to give back to our tamariki. Nature has many lessons to offer that traditional education does not provide, and to see WaveWise using the lessons from the ocean is super cool. Kia Kaha to all those involved in WaveWise” – A Wildpeace Center // Sponsorship Wetsuit

 

“West Coast Rewards is very pleased to support WaveWise. The concept of surf lessons paying for youth lessons is brilliant and shows the importance of giving back. Pana is great at what she does, she’s a very calming person who can relate well with young people and we believe combining her social work experience with surfing sounds like a great match. We wish Pana all the best for the future.” – West Coast Rewards // Sponsorship Wetsuit

 

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Updates 1

WAVEWISE IS OFFICIALLY ON!

10/01/2019 at 6:57 AM

WAVEWISE IS OFFICIALLY ON!!!


With teary eyes and unbelievable gratefulness we are happy to announce that WAVEWISE is becoming reality!!!

The PledgeMe Campaign hit our goal and every amount more will go towards the youth sessions!
https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5863-help-us-to-create-wavewise-surf-sessions-life-lessons

IMPORTANT NOW: We need you adults to book a Wavewise Session to not only gain the Wavewise benefits yourself but to provide the same to one of our youth!
Check our events: 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/wavewisesurf/events/

Our very first Kawatiri Yoga // Wavewise Special for example: https://www.facebook.com/events/2124606694496053/

Looking forward to Surf Sessions as Life Lessons with you all!

---------------

THANKS TO EVERYONE who pledged so far from all over the world!

THANKS TO EVERYONE who sponsored a surfboard or a wetsuit!

THANKS TO EVERYONE who supported us with borrowing surfboards and wetsuits to start with!

THANKS TO EVERYONE who supported us mentally!

THANKS TO EVERYONE who believed in us!

LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! <3

Homebuilders West Coast Trust // @Peter Morrison // ITatwork // EPIC Westport // Creative Communities // ESL - Electro Services Ltd // West Coast Rewards // A Wild Peace Wellness Centre // @West Coast Ink // Bazil's Hostel and Surf School// Love Kawatiri // Surf Fevah // NZ Barber Shed Westport // Martin Smith // @Casa Del Cape // The Coolstore Gallery // Get Native // Karamea surf and SUPs // Little Wanganui Hotel // bildgudt :: digital artworks // Ben Larritt // Kai Georgiadis // Pat Thomas // Kellie Nadeau // Deb Forsyth + Bryan //Rahel Wmariam // Patricia Tricia Morrison // Karin Hansen // Dennis Zimmermann // Tiare Irvine // Ulli Jost // @Nick Plant // Blair Dickson // Oliver Hintz //Andrew McGuire // Glenn Irving + Lynn // Carola Hoesch-Vial // Maegan Moata Bird // Reuben Bird// Kawatiri Yoga Collective // Alex Tangerine //Peter Mondfahrt // Jens Hirschmann // Carmen Bo// Dave Race // Anastasia Athanasiou+Janni // @Jimmy Daamen //

 

 

    Pledgers 26

    Liz kerslake
    2019-01-10 13:21:46 +1300

    "Love your work Pana!"

    Jens Hirschmann
    2019-01-09 13:30:32 +1300

    "Go Pana Go :-)"

    kelly Ginley
    2019-01-09 09:09:44 +1300

    "Happy for NZ Barber Shed Westport to support this great youth program. Let's get those kids out there on the waves."

    Peter Mondfahrt
    2019-01-09 09:00:10 +1300

    "Was geht ab?!😘"

    Alex Tangerine
    2019-01-09 08:28:49 +1300

    "Go Pana!!! Let's make the world a better place through surfing!"

    Peter Morrison
    2019-01-07 20:17:50 +1300
    Maegan Moata Bird
    2019-01-07 10:17:35 +1300

    "100% believe in this programme and the impact that it will have on our community and with our youth. Amazing work Pana!"

    Carola Hoesch-Vial
    2019-01-07 09:45:00 +1300

    "good luck pana & alles, alles gute!! "

    Lynn irving
    2019-01-06 20:45:58 +1300

    "Good work Pana. Always happy to support a doer of good things in this world :-) the irvs"

    Andrew McGuire
    2019-01-06 18:57:57 +1300
    Oliver Hintz
    2019-01-05 05:05:22 +1300

    "Good luck Pana!!!!"

    Blair Dickson
    2019-01-04 17:00:45 +1300
    Nick Plant
    2019-01-04 14:20:42 +1300

    "Such an awesome project and stoke to see it getting off the ground. Good luck! "

    Ulli Jost
    2019-01-04 11:06:46 +1300

    "Great idea, good luck Pana! "

    Tiare Ferguson
    2019-01-04 10:49:39 +1300
    Dennis Zimmermann
    2019-01-04 10:35:58 +1300

    "Good luck Pana ❤️"

    Anonymous pledger
    2019-01-04 09:20:03 +1300
    karin
    2018-12-31 15:23:16 +1300

    "Looking forward to me first very private surf session. Thank you for offering such a great service for our youth."

    Patricia Tricia Morrison
    2018-12-30 13:02:49 +1300

    "The Coolstore Gallery Ltd Mapua "

    Martin Smith
    2018-12-29 22:53:44 +1300
    Rahel
    2018-12-29 21:32:58 +1300

    "GO GIRL! "

    Deb Forsyth
    2018-12-28 14:03:51 +1300

    "Good Luck Pana Deb & Bryan Forsyth"

    Kellie Nadeau
    2018-12-28 13:58:53 +1300
    Pat Thomas
    2018-12-27 15:26:23 +1300

    ":D Go Wavewise Cheow."

    Kai Georgiadis
    2018-12-25 02:58:50 +1300

    "Good Luck Pana :*"

    Ben Larritt
    2018-12-24 14:49:49 +1300

    "All the best Pana "

    Followers 1

    Followers of Help us to create WAVEWISE // Surf Sessions - Life Lessons!

    Help Us To Create WAVEWISE :::: Surf Sessions - Life Lessons!

    Project 2018-10-22 08:36:37 +1300

    Our Crowdfunding Video has been created by our talented 14-year old Jimmy Daamen!

    Check his website: https://jimdfilms.com/

    ----------------------------

    (IMPORTANT INFO: If you want to pledge from overseas and don't have a credit card, use PAYPAL over the website:  https://wavewise.co.nz/support-us/)

    ----------------------------

     

     

    What is Wavewise?

    WAVEWISE teaches our youth and adults a practical tool to deal with life’s personal challenges through learning to surf. By utilising experiential learning in surf sessions as life lessons WAVEWISE helps to enhance and sustain mental wellbeing and overall satisfaction in life.

    To sustain this mission financially WAVEWISE will run as Social Enterprise to sustain itself: One adult session covers one youth session! All profits from adult surf sessions are used to sustain youth surf programmes!

    To really understand what Wavewise provides and why it is so important for you to support this initiative, please check the website:

    Wavewise Website: www.wavewise.co.nz

     

     

    Who is Wavewise for?

    The worldwide Wavewise Mindset community:

    Wavewise aims at reaching a worldwide community to create the Wavewise mindset. It wants to connect people all over the world to think Wavewise and create awareness for mental health and coping strategies by understanding the metaphors the ocean provides.

    The Wavewise Founder herself has run Surfcamps in Europe before and is connected worldwide through travelling and surfblogging. 

    The local Wavewise practical approach community:

    To prove the effects of Wavewise and to start the movement, Wavewise will have a practical approach on the West Coast of New Zealand in our little community in the Buller Region to then transfer the model to other places.

    The two local groups we are aiming at:

    1. Youth from 13 years of age, who are able to reflect on personal challenges. We are mixing up young people from all backgrounds: At risk youth and high achievers as we believe that EVERY person is going through daily personal challenges and needs tools to sustain their mental health.

    2. Adults of all ages who are interested in their personal development and who want to provide the same to one of our youth. Firstly we will target the people in our community and later on open up the concept with retreats so that people from away can come and enjoy the West Coast, its pureness and its Wavewise programme.

     

    What we need the money for:

    So far the sponsorship for 6 surfboards and 6 wetsuits have been sucessfully granted by approaching different businesses and people in our local community. To get Wavewise started properly there is more costs coming up for us that need to be covered:

    - 1 more surfboard

    - 10 more wetsuits 

    - 6 Rashguards

    - Logo prints of sponsors on boards and rashguards

    - Legal advice

    - Insurance Costs (first off)

    - First Aid Equipment

    - Branding and Advertisement

    - Pledge Me Fees 6,5 % 

    - Overseas conversion fees (if donated from overseas)

    - Costs for rewards

    ---------------------------------------

    7000 NZD

     

    If we go beyond our target

    Any amount exceeding our goal will be put straight into the youth programme and less adult lessons have to be awaited to start the youth sessions - so every amount counts and helps!

      

     

    What our sponsors say about Wavewise

    “Having seen Pana present her idea at a Co-Starters course, and suggesting the idea of corporate sponsorship, backing this up was an easy decision. Pana’s passion and commitment to surfing and youth will, we are sure, produce long-lasting and worthwhile outcomes and we were only too pleased to have been able to help get this underway.” – [email protected] // Sponsorship Surfboard

    “Our 7 Day Makeover Crew is incredibly honoured to help sponsor the WaveWise initiative. This is a non-traditional approach to working with young people, and helping them ride the waves of life, and I am sure it will be incredibly successful. Congratulations to Pana, and all the others involved, in helping make this world a better place. To all potential sponsors, for a very small price, you can make a massive difference, so jump on board!” – 7 Day Makeover Crew // Sponsorship Surfboard

    „Electro Services Limited are proud to support WaveWise helping Buller’s Youth through the lessons of the sea.“ – Electro Services Limited // Sponsorship Surfboard

    “A Wild Peace Wellness centre are super excited to support WaveWise on its new journey. Its such an inspiring initiative to give back to our tamariki. Nature has many lessons to offer that traditional education does not provide, and to see WaveWise using the lessons from the ocean is super cool. Kia Kaha to all those involved in WaveWise” – A Wildpeace Center // Sponsorship Wetsuit

     

    “West Coast Rewards is very pleased to support WaveWise. The concept of surf lessons paying for youth lessons is brilliant and shows the importance of giving back. Pana is great at what she does, she’s a very calming person who can relate well with young people and we believe combining her social work experience with surfing sounds like a great match. We wish Pana all the best for the future.” – West Coast Rewards // Sponsorship Wetsuit

     

    Comments

    WAVEWISE IS OFFICIALLY ON!

    10/01/2019 at 6:57 AM

    WAVEWISE IS OFFICIALLY ON!!!


    With teary eyes and unbelievable gratefulness we are happy to announce that WAVEWISE is becoming reality!!!

    The PledgeMe Campaign hit our goal and every amount more will go towards the youth sessions!
    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5863-help-us-to-create-wavewise-surf-sessions-life-lessons

    IMPORTANT NOW: We need you adults to book a Wavewise Session to not only gain the Wavewise benefits yourself but to provide the same to one of our youth!
    Check our events: 
    https://www.facebook.com/pg/wavewisesurf/events/

    Our very first Kawatiri Yoga // Wavewise Special for example: https://www.facebook.com/events/2124606694496053/

    Looking forward to Surf Sessions as Life Lessons with you all!

    ---------------

    THANKS TO EVERYONE who pledged so far from all over the world!

    THANKS TO EVERYONE who sponsored a surfboard or a wetsuit!

    THANKS TO EVERYONE who supported us with borrowing surfboards and wetsuits to start with!

    THANKS TO EVERYONE who supported us mentally!

    THANKS TO EVERYONE who believed in us!

    LOVE TO ALL OF YOU! <3

    Homebuilders West Coast Trust // @Peter Morrison // ITatwork // EPIC Westport // Creative Communities // ESL - Electro Services Ltd // West Coast Rewards // A Wild Peace Wellness Centre // @West Coast Ink // Bazil's Hostel and Surf School// Love Kawatiri // Surf Fevah // NZ Barber Shed Westport // Martin Smith // @Casa Del Cape // The Coolstore Gallery // Get Native // Karamea surf and SUPs // Little Wanganui Hotel // bildgudt :: digital artworks // Ben Larritt // Kai Georgiadis // Pat Thomas // Kellie Nadeau // Deb Forsyth + Bryan //Rahel Wmariam // Patricia Tricia Morrison // Karin Hansen // Dennis Zimmermann // Tiare Irvine // Ulli Jost // @Nick Plant // Blair Dickson // Oliver Hintz //Andrew McGuire // Glenn Irving + Lynn // Carola Hoesch-Vial // Maegan Moata Bird // Reuben Bird// Kawatiri Yoga Collective // Alex Tangerine //Peter Mondfahrt // Jens Hirschmann // Carmen Bo// Dave Race // Anastasia Athanasiou+Janni // @Jimmy Daamen //

     

     
      Liz kerslake
      2019-01-10 13:21:46 +1300

      "Love your work Pana!"

      Jens Hirschmann
      2019-01-09 13:30:32 +1300

      "Go Pana Go :-)"

      kelly Ginley
      2019-01-09 09:09:44 +1300

      "Happy for NZ Barber Shed Westport to support this great youth program. Let's get those kids out there on the waves."

      Peter Mondfahrt
      2019-01-09 09:00:10 +1300

      "Was geht ab?!😘"

      Alex Tangerine
      2019-01-09 08:28:49 +1300

      "Go Pana!!! Let's make the world a better place through surfing!"

      Peter Morrison
      2019-01-07 20:17:50 +1300
      Maegan Moata Bird
      2019-01-07 10:17:35 +1300

      "100% believe in this programme and the impact that it will have on our community and with our youth. Amazing work Pana!"

      Carola Hoesch-Vial
      2019-01-07 09:45:00 +1300

      "good luck pana & alles, alles gute!! "

      Lynn irving
      2019-01-06 20:45:58 +1300

      "Good work Pana. Always happy to support a doer of good things in this world :-) the irvs"

      Andrew McGuire
      2019-01-06 18:57:57 +1300
      Oliver Hintz
      2019-01-05 05:05:22 +1300

      "Good luck Pana!!!!"

      Blair Dickson
      2019-01-04 17:00:45 +1300
      Nick Plant
      2019-01-04 14:20:42 +1300

      "Such an awesome project and stoke to see it getting off the ground. Good luck! "

      Ulli Jost
      2019-01-04 11:06:46 +1300

      "Great idea, good luck Pana! "

      Tiare Ferguson
      2019-01-04 10:49:39 +1300
      Dennis Zimmermann
      2019-01-04 10:35:58 +1300

      "Good luck Pana ❤️"

      Anonymous pledger
      2019-01-04 09:20:03 +1300
      karin
      2018-12-31 15:23:16 +1300

      "Looking forward to me first very private surf session. Thank you for offering such a great service for our youth."

      Patricia Tricia Morrison
      2018-12-30 13:02:49 +1300

      "The Coolstore Gallery Ltd Mapua "

      Martin Smith
      2018-12-29 22:53:44 +1300
      Rahel
      2018-12-29 21:32:58 +1300

      "GO GIRL! "

      Deb Forsyth
      2018-12-28 14:03:51 +1300

      "Good Luck Pana Deb & Bryan Forsyth"

      Kellie Nadeau
      2018-12-28 13:58:53 +1300
      Pat Thomas
      2018-12-27 15:26:23 +1300

      ":D Go Wavewise Cheow."

      Kai Georgiadis
      2018-12-25 02:58:50 +1300

      "Good Luck Pana :*"

      Ben Larritt
      2018-12-24 14:49:49 +1300

      "All the best Pana "

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