Teens 2 Day Surf Camps – Great Success!

New for this year we launched our super successful Teens 2 Day Surf Camps for 13 to 17 year olds, hosted right here on the Matakana Coast. We're now running camps every month, next one 24th-25th Feb. For all the dates [...]

Saltwater Connection – Blog Contribution for

Saltwater Eco bridges the gap between recreation and conservation offering you a saltwater connection through their surfing and snorkelling platforms. The best way to introduce Saltwater Eco is to start off by telling you a bit about myself and Kirst, the [...]

Celebrating Matariki with Marine Conservation

Matariki Marine Debris and Ocean Plastics Workshop in Matakana Village On Sunday 25th June Kirst ran an awesome Marine Debris and Ocean Plastics workshop in Matakana Village. The event was in celebration of Matariki (Maori New Year) and saw great [...]

Get Your Plant On – Community Planting Day 2017

Our Get Your Plant On Journey (words by Lyds): I've been running my own native re-veg project (re-establishing bush where it had previously been removed) for the last 6 years at my folk's lifestyle block in Kaipara Flats. When Saltwater Eco [...]

Tamariki Surf their way into the School Holiday’s

The Saltwater Eco crew were chuffed to bits to get a call from Maori TV asking to do a feature on our Surf Junky Kids School Holiday Program. The feature really captured how our products aim to engage and connect [...]

Saltwater HQ & Rental Shed ready for business

Saltwater HQ: Surf and Snorkel Rentals in Matakana As some of you know Saltwater Eco relocated to Matakana Village a few months ago as we were lucky to snap up a primo location opposite the Matakana Primary School. Over winter we've been [...]

Wave Warriors After School Kids Surf Club

Saltwater Eco's Wave Warrior After School Kids Surf Club For kids 7 to 15 The Saltwater Eco crew have teamed up with Surfing New Zealand to deliver their national junior surfer program aka Wave Warriors (with an epic Salty Twist). [...]

Checking Trap Lines on Mt Tamahunga

So we often get asked what do we get up to when we're not surfing or snorkeling? Sunday happened to be one of those days so I thought I'd share our story.... We turned our attention inland and up, 439 meters [...]

Snorkeling with Turtles in Samoa

On our winter getaway in Samoa this year, we headed out to Savaii's outer reef for some snorkeling action. This green turtle came right up to check us out. What an amazing experience and how awesome we got the camera [...]

Saltwater Nature Series

Introducing Saltwater Nature Series. So as most of you lovely folk know there’s a lot more to Saltwater Eco than just surf and snorkel lessons/tours. Our Salty team have a pretty diverse background having worked in the fields of marine [...]