Surfer’s Academy – Health Symposium for Surf & Coastal Community – 31st March 2018

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Health Symposium for Surf & Coastal Community

31st March 2018 – at Solscape 


The Surfer’s Academy marks the continuation of Surfing Medicine International’s outreach activities in the surf & coastal community – translating our mission to educate on health & well being.


The educational programme will be provided in the format of an interactive symposium with mini-lectures on the topics: Drowning & Water safety, Surfing Injuries & Prevention and UV related skin disease. See below the full preliminary program.


Solscape Eco Retreat is powering the event and official partner for the Surfer’s Academy in Raglan.


The event is open for all interested, age +14; Surfers, Bodyboarders, Kite & Wind Surfers, Lifeguards, medical professionals and all other water sport fanatics!


Limited seats register here:


Paddle out with us and learn how to stay healthy in the Surf!



Debbie Remnant: Osteopath based in Raglan, Conducted large research study on surfing injuries in NZ
Oliver Farley: Exercise Physiologist, Former Lead Exercise Physiologist at Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, Strength and Conditioning coach: Aktive Pathway to Podium national athletes, Lecturer at Unitec – Sport
Dion van de Schoot: Emergency Medicine Doctor, Wellington NZ, co-founder of Surfing Medicine International, Advanced Surf Life Support Instructor
Daymen Huband: Medical Doctor, preceding career in pre-hospital care as paramedic, specific interest in bystander rescue of Surfers
Britte van der Pouw: Dietician, specific field of interest around Sports Nutrition in extreme sports
Georgie Moore: General Practitioner, based in Porirua, specific interest in Mental health and well being

Preliminary Programme:

Start: 17:00 hrs
17:00 Whakatau/Opening
17:10 – 17:25 Drowning
17:25 – 17:40 Surfers as first reponders
17:40 – 17:55 Surf first aid
17:55 – 18:10 Skin Cancer prevention
18:10 – 19:10 Break
19:10 – 19:25 Chronic Injury prevention in surfing
19:25 – 19:45 High performance surfing and the Olympic Dream
19:45 – 20:00 Nutrition & Surfing
20:00 – 20:15 Surfer’s Shoulder
20:15 – 20:30 Mental health and surfing

Live Music & Pizza Night Thursday 15th March

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Thursday Music & Pizza Night

With Tukana Kaya & Indya Gibbs


We invite you to The Conscious Kitchen at Solscape this Thursday to enjoy beautiful live acoustic tunes by local musicians Tukana Kaya and  Indya Gibbs.


Kicking off from 6pm, watch the sunset over the Tasman Sea whilst eating yummy vegan pizza, listening to gentle live music, with great company (might even throw in a cheeky bottle of wine) – What better way to spend your Thursday Evening?


‘FISH’ Screening and Pizza Night 7th March

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‘FISH’ is screening at Solscape accompanied by Pizza Night Wednesday 7th March (6pm – 9pm), Movie will be screening 8.15pm.

We have been regularly hosting a movie & pizza night here at the Conscious Kitchen on Wednesday Evenings.

Bring along a blanket and a few friends and enjoy this film with us.


A look at the origin and impact of the fish surfboard design and then how it would influence surf culture 30 years later.

See official trailer here


The Edible Garden Workshop at Solscape

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The Edible Garden Workshop
Saturday 21st October at Solscape!


Interested in organic gardening? Want to start but not sure how?
Come and learn the important steps required
for creating abundance in your own back yard!
Create a healthy soil environment where plants will thrive
And produce their fruits for you to share.

In this workshop you will learn how to:
*start your own garden patch from scratch, with “No Dig” principals.
*home compost making and worm farming, transforming our green waste
Into super food for our plants.
*raise your own seedlings by seed sowing and learn different methods of propagation.
*prepare a garden bed for planting your happy seedlings.
* harvest time!

This workshop is suitable for all garden lovers, beginners and advanced.
Join us on this day and go home with a handful of skills you can apply straight away.

Workshop details

Where? Solscape, Raglan
Saturday 21st October 10am – 5pm
$85 per person, or $150 for two.
What to bring? Some food for yourself or to share at break time, weather appropriate clothing, gum boots, any seeds you have sitting in the drawer you may wish to sow.

All inquiries can be sent to me directly at shaike_paike@hotmail
Or call on 021 1882 994

Looking forward to this coming summer, the spring is here!