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.
SailGP NZ Team
Led by Live Ocean founders and top kiwi sailors, Peter Burling and Blair Tuke, the NZ SailGP team is racing in partnership with Live Ocean to bring people around the need to restore and protect our ocean before it’s too late. The United Nations has identified sport as playing a special and unifying role in the fight against climate change. The SailGP League is committed to the UNFCC Sport for Climate Action Framework.
Surfing New Zealand is collaborating with Live Ocean 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.
Banana Boat NZ Ocean Swim Series
Live Ocean 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.
Spirit of Adventure
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.