SLSNZ celebrates World Oceans Day

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Surf Life Saving New Zealand, together with our ambassador Jamie McDell, are marking World Oceans Day by encouraging members to take a 'Selfie for the Sea.'

World Oceans Day is celebrated around the globe on June 8 with the theme of "together we have the power to protect the ocean." The day is about celebrating and honouring the ocean which links us all. The day has been officially recognised by the United Nations since 2008.

There are a whole range of ways to get involved and celebrate the day such as coastal clean-ups, paddle-outs and underwater festivals. People are also being encouraged to take a 'Selfie for the Sea' to illustrate your support and love of the ocean.

Jamie says as a surf lifeguard and self-proclaimed water-baby, she is always doing her best to protect the ocean and its creatures.

"As surf lifeguards, we want the ocean to be a safe place for everyone to enjoy. I've taken my 'Selfie for Sea' and I encourage you all to do the same. Head down to your surf club or local beach and take your selfie to show others how much you care about the ocean and the importance of keeping it safe for future generations to enjoy," she says.

Share your selfie with us. Upload them to the SLSNZ Facebook page in the lead-up to World Oceans Day and tag your selfie #WorldOceansDay.

For more information about World Oceans Day visit


Singer/songwriter and SLSNZ ambassador Jamie McDell

For more information please contact: 

Lisa Honeybone, Media & Communications Specialist, SLSNZ
Phone 09 303 9335 or 0276 488 823