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We chat to Sports Nutritionist Marlies about all things Surf & Nutrition!

We chat to Sports Nutritionist Marlies about all things Surf & Nutrition!

Here at Gemma Lee we’re all about fueling our bodies with the yummiest and nutrient dense foods to keep our bodies bursting with energy to take us from the  surf... Read More

Surf Therapy- Changing Lives with Hayden Thorpe

So what are Surf therapy programmes?

These programmes focus on using the ocean, surfing/ exercising, community, a sense of achievement and professional counseling sessions, as a way to help those struggling with mental health.  


We sat down and chatted to Hayden and were lucky enough to have the opportunity to share his story with you! He shared about his own personal mental health journey, the positive impacts the ocean has on us and some incredible stories of lives he’s witnessed changed! 

Surf Therapy- Changing Lives with Hayden Thorpe
Meet our beautiful Salt Sister Chelsie!

Meet our beautiful Salt Sister Chelsie!

Ever accidentally found yourself wakeboarding next to an alligator? No, can’t say I have (or ever want to), but Chelsie has, and what a story it is!

Meet our beautiful Salt Sister Chelsie! When customers become friends, it truly is something special! Recently we headed up to Taupo to spend some time on the lake with Chelsie, and her story is one of so much inspiration we had to share it with you all! And a huge congratulations on her recent achievements at the World Wake Park Champs in London!

An update from Gemma Lee: Healing, Resting, Dreaming...

After a busy summer on the Gemma Lee front, and struggling to balance work life with recovering from my concussion- which you may remember was from a surfing accident, I could finally slow down and give my body the rest it needed. It was a beautiful time of giving my body grace and space to rest and heal, with no expectations of what it needed to achieve. But that wasn’t without many moments of frustration, such as ‘why isn’t my body healed already’, and
An update from Gemma Lee: Healing, Resting, Dreaming...
Women in Waves- Tips & Tricks: Hair Care

Women in Waves- Tips & Tricks: Hair Care

We all know what it's like trying to keep our luscious locks healthy, especially after long days under the intense sunshine and salty goodness. So we had a chat to... Read More

Women in Waves- Tips & Tricks: Skincare

How good are the long gorgeous surf days under the dancing sun!? It’s what we live for! But we all know that these long days exposed to the elements can... Read More
Women in Waves- Tips & Tricks: Skincare
Wetsuit Care Tips- After Playground Use

Wetsuit Care Tips- After Playground Use

Did you know that salt left in your wetsuit to dry, can crystallize, causing ‘wetsuit rash’ for your poor skin! Not only does this irritate your skin when you come to put your wetsuit on next, but it also degrades the properties of the neoprene overtime when left to sit there. 


Which is why wetsuit care after use in our divine playground is SO important!

International Women's Day- Women inspiring us: Debbie & her daughter

This mother, daughter duo captured my heart! After speaking to Debbie about how much her daughter loved stealing her Candy Floss Pink wetsuit,  we had to get her daughter, Charlotte... Read More
International Women's Day- Women inspiring us: Debbie & her daughter
International Women's Day- Women inspiring us: Christine

International Women's Day- Women inspiring us: Christine

After being a single mother for all of my daughters life, plus a self employed entrepreneur, I decided at age 46 to stop seeking love and instead learn to love myself. I spent 13 years single and celibate, never even looking for a relationship. I was so happy in myself that I determined if I ever had a relationship it would be even better than my life as a single women...

Summer with Gemma Lee- Part 2: Turning my summer around and facing my fears

The beginning of summer was far from what I had dreamed of. It eventually came to the point that I had to decide whether to forgo all my summer road... Read More
Summer with Gemma Lee- Part 2: Turning my summer around and facing my fears