Daniel Kereopa opens Orewa surf school

Daniel Kereopa (PhotoSport)
Daniel Kereopa (PhotoSport)

Daniel Kereopa is used to catching waves, but now he and his partner Renee are making waves of their own – setting up a surf school at one of Auckland's beaches.

Orewa's baby waves are a far cry from the swells Kereopa has ridden.

But after years of competing in the Surfing World Qualifying Series and winning titles in stand-up paddleboarding and longboarding, he says he's ready to bring it home. 

"Over the sort of 25-year journey of me surfing, I need to give back all the knowledge I've learned from surfing and give it back to the kids."

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