NAIDOC Week surf lessons attract a crowd at Port Macquarie

There was lots of laughter, squeals of joy and happy faces as children between the ages of five and 12 years took to the waves in celebration of NAIDOC Week. 

NAIDOC WEEK celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Celebrations kicked off on Sunday, July 8 and will continue until July 15. 

Port Macquarie Surf School organised the free lessons to encourage local Indigenous children to be healthy, active and learn about how to be safe at the beach. 

There were lots of fist pumps in the air as children successfully stood up on their board to catch a wave. 

The cool July weather didn’t stop the large amount of children who turned up to have a safe and happy time in the water.