Ocean sports play a special role in unifying and connecting people around the urgent need to restore and protect our ocean. Aotearoa is a nation of sailors, surfers, kayakers and fishers. We are ocean people.
The ocean is an ecosystem. The better the life in it connects and works together, the more productive and vital it is. We work with other ocean champions who provide a powerful platform to share the message of the urgent need for restoration and protection of our ocean.
On the 2 May 2023, Jono Ridler embarked on a NZ record non-stop ultra-distance open water swim from Aotea Great Barrier Island to Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.
The unprecedented attempt at the 100km open water swim tested the limits of human endurance and is driven by a personal desire to inspire urgent action to protect and restore the health of the Hauraki Gulf.
THE NEW ZEALAND
Live Ocean Foundation is the Race for the Future charity partner of the New Zealand SailGP Team. The kiwi team, led by Live Ocean founders Peter Burling and Blair Tuke are dedicated to using the power of sport to take the message of ocean restoration and protection to the world stage through adrenalin filled racing.
At the end of Season 2, the New Zealand SailGP Team won the world’s first podium for the planet through the Impact League. The winnings went directly towards the vital kelp regeneration projects Live Ocean Foundation supports.
VOICES FOR A
The Voices For A Healthy Ocean declaration brings together sportspeople and ocean communities. These ocean champions have made the commitment to step up and use their platforms for good – sharing knowledge with their communities on the role that a healthy ocean plays in our future.
BANANA BOAT NZ
OCEAN SWIM SERIES
Live Ocean Foundation is the charity partner of the Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series. With seven events nationwide this summer, ocean swimmers have joined the race to help restore and protect the ocean, so that future generations can keep enjoying ocean swimming just like them.
Surfing New Zealand is collaborating with Live Ocean Foundation to improve the sustainability of New Zealand’s coastal environment. Our organisations are working with ocean lovers and scientists to develop understanding of our marine environment and how it can be allowed to improve.
Spirit of Adventure has taken young kiwis on life-changing voyages for nearly 50 years. As Spirit challenges our young people at sea, it understands the opportunity these voyages present, to look at and engage with the environments they encounter. The trainees see their role as guardians to our ocean; the aim is to inspire them to take this home and into their futures.