Janine who is Ella’s Mum, never imagined that she and Dean’s passion for the beach, ocean and living life to the fullest could have captured their children so majestically!
Originally a Primary school teacher, Janine and Dean own the iconic Whangamata Surf Shop, which is jointly run by the whole family along with The Whangamata Surf School. Janine also takes on an administrative role; planning travel arrangements, managing all costs and general tasks involved with Ella’s busy schedule.
Janine, who is constantly inspired by Ella’s focus, determination and drive, puts on whatever hat is required to help Ella achieve her surfing dreams! Being a part of Ella’s journey takes Janine to many places and she meets a wide scope of people which she loves.