Kōrero: Lifesaving and surfing

Māori designs (1 o 2)

Māori designs

The surfboard can be a work of art, as this carved decorative board made by Aaron Kereopa of Raglan shows. The board is called ‘Whai’ and its design was inspired by the way killer whales hunt stingrays in Raglan Harbour.

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Sculpture by Aaron Te Whanatangi Kereopa

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Lifesaving and surfing - Surfing: 1970s to today', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/9057/maori-designs (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006