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This local nonprofit offers postpartum support through surfing and community

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Surfing Moms

If your New Year's resolution is to be more active, you’re certainly not alone. For mothers with young children, finding the time to focus on their physical, mental and spiritual well-being can be a challenge.

Local nonprofit Surfing Moms is helping to overcome that. Started on Oʻahu last September, it helps moms and other caretakers connect for what is essentially a beach day.

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Surfing Moms out on the water

It’s modeled after the popular Surfing Mums organization in Australia. In the months since its inception in our islands, it’s expanded to California, adding new chapters in San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Redondo Beach. Surfing Moms welcomes dads and other caretakers to the group.

The Conversation sat down with Founder and President Elizabeth Madin to talk about how surfing helps with the postpartum experience.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Jan. 11, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Russell Subiono is the executive producer of The Conversation. Born in Honolulu and raised on Hawaiʻi Island, he’s spent the last decade working in local film, television and radio. Contact him at talkback@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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