Monday, December 19, 2011
save the world: Water safety
On average (last 5 years) 105 New Zealanders per annum have died by drowning.New Zealand’s annual drowning toll is one of the worst in the developed world.
Water safety education is about saving lives, in, on and under the water.
Our 15 year old wanted to take up surfing. Our surf beaches are very dangerous, we drove 1 and 1/2 hours to Omaha so he could have surfing lessons.
Taking lessons with him were tourists from France and Germany. It was raining and cold. I was on the beach with a German girl taking photos.
Surfing is good for the environment. You need only to buy the board and wet suit. Then the waves propel you. No need to burn up expensive non renewable fossil fuel.