Gisborne community group teaching Kiwi girls to skate

Abbey Wakefield
Source: 1News

Tessa Hills has been skateboarding for around three years, and now she and her sister run Surely Skate, a community group in Gisborne focused on getting girls involved in skating.

“It can be quite an intimidating place, and like getting together it just makes it a lot easier,” Hills said.

Hills told 1News they’ve seen a “huge wave” of girls wanting to give skateboarding a go.

Surely Skate community group in Gisborne.

“I’ve definitely noticed over the last few years, and running Surely Skate, there’s been so many more girls,” she said.

"It’s definitely going up each year.”