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Team Backdoor Score Southern Gems

Derek Morrison
The concept is simple: take a bunch of Backdoor’s best team surfers and put them into the best waves we can find in the south. Covid has other ideas. The lineup is impeccable: newly crowned national champion Daniel Farr, Under 18 national champion Ava Henderson, inaugural Super 16 champion Taylor......
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Salt In The Veins: Crusaders Coach Scott Robertson

Derek Morrison
The DHL Super Rugby Pacific competition is a pressure cooker. Especially with Covid running rampant – an axe that could neutralise any team at a moment’s notice. For Crusaders’ coach Scott “Razor” Robertson that pressure is best wrangled with a pre-game surf. It is the morning before the Moana Pasifika......
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Video Review: Aquatech DC-5 Water Housing

Derek Morrison
After more than 10 years of swimming around lineups with this housing we decide to give the DC-5 housing from Aquatech a thorough review. The DC-5 is designed for the Canon EOS 5D range of cameras and we ran in ours a 5D MkII, 5D MkIII, 5D MkIV and the......
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40 Frames: Whangamata Grom Series, Part 1

Derek Morrison
Taranaki surfer Skylar McFetridge surfed to her first national win at the second event of the Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge held at Whangamata today. McFetridge was joined by Sol Fritchley (Mnt) and Lola Groube (Pau) as winners in their respective divisions today. Fritchley backed up his stunning win......
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Taranaki Dominate Nationals: Paige Hareb And Daniel Farr Crowned

Derek Morrison
Taranaki surfers Paige Hareb and Daniel Farr both claimed their first titles in the premier Open Women’s and Men’s Divisions at the 2022 National Surfing Championships completed at Nine Mile Beach on Saturday. The final showdown of the five-day event was relocated to Nine Mile Beach where participants were met......
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40 Frames: Westport Nats Finals Day

Derek Morrison
Finals day moves to Nine Mile Beach as the swell that has given so much all week abates and a building north swell fills in at the 2022 New Zealand Surfing National Championships held at Westport. Finals day never disappoints on these big occasions with Daniel Farr and Billy Stairmand......
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40 Frames: Westport Nats Day 4

Derek Morrison
Westport’s charm just keeps on giving to the 2022 New Zealand Surfing National Championships, which chalked up day four of five today at Tauranga Bay. Despite the dropping swell, T Bay proved to be the dependable contest venue with somewhere in the vicinity of 35 heats surfed in a 12-hour......
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40 Frames: Westport Nats Day 3

Derek Morrison
Westport delivers yet another day of sunshine and waves in the 2-3 foot range for Day 3 of the 2022 New Zealand Surfing Championships. With temperatures soaring and favourable wave conditions most of the day the event extended into the early evening to get through the required heats. Standouts include......
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40 Frames: Westport Nats Day 2

Derek Morrison
With another warm day, plenty of sunshine and a pulsing swell bringing 2-3 foot waves to Tauranga Bay, Westport the top surfers wasted no time in stamping their authority in the lineup. The day started with an impressive display from sisters Anna and Sophia Brock, who went 1-2 in the......
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Westport Nats Day 2: Top Seeds Dominate

Derek Morrison
The top seeds in the premier Open Men’s division got their campaigns off to a flying start on Day 2 at the 2022 National Surfing Championships held today at Tauranga Bay, Westport. Led by Raglan’s Billy Stairmand, seven of eight top seeds advanced through to the quarterfinals and will take......

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