Tai Wātea “Waves of Freedom” Trailer

A full-length documentary is currently being made on Live for More, sharing the amazing life stories of young men who have been through our Tai Wātea ​​surf therapy programmes. We are so excited for this film and can’t wait to share it with the world! Check out the trailer and hear from some of the incredible young men sharing their stories of transformation.


We believe there is more to life than drugs, alcohol and crime. Live for More has a vision to see young people of Aotearoa new Zealand empowered to live happy and healthy lives, free from troubled pasts and filled with hope for their future.

Our Vision

Confident and hopeful rangatahi / young people free from their pasts and empowered to live fulfilling lives.

Our Mission

Live for More uses surf therapy to engage rangatahi/young people, build healthy relationships with them and empower them to create a better future for themselves.

Our Programme

Tai Wātea translates to Waves of Freedom. This therapeutic group programme uses surfing as an effective clinical tool to engage young people who may not respond well to typical intervention.

A young man’s story

From the heart

A Live for More participant shares the impact on his life.

Our supporters say:

My wife and I became financial supporters and I have taken an active interest in the operation of this worthy charity. Krista and her directors have amazed me with their efforts to turn around the lives of many troubled young men. I strongly recommend any support for Live for More.

Maurice O’Reilly Business owner and entrepreneur, Tauranga

We have provided financial support to the Live for More Charitable Trust. We think Krista Davis and the team at Live for More are doing a terrific job helping at risk young men. My wife and I also personally support this charity because of the great work it is doing.

John Gordon Partner: Sharp Tudhope Lawyers, Tauranga.
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