Inspiration

Meet the people who weave life into the fabric of surfing. We profile interesting characters with an amazing story and an obsession with the ocean. Read about up and coming surfers and crusty old locals who smell like billy goats and ride single fins. If they have a story to tell, you’ll find them in here. Come and be inspired by artists, business gurus and thought leaders in our well of inspiration.

Rising Groms

Rising Grom: Indica Knox Corcoran

Derek Morrison
When it comes to professionalism in surfing, few groms compare to Indica Knox Corcoran. The Mount Maunganui based surfer and skater may just be 11 years old, but he operates with every intention of becoming a pro. He’s guided in his dream by his mum and dad, Renée and Phil......
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Well-Being

Mental Health: How Surfing Is Winning The War

Jack Dustin
There is no question that surfing has special properties that few of us can fully grasp … or thrive without. It just is what it is. Immersion in the brine. The rise and fall of the ocean’s surface and real moments of intensity, fear, power and vulnerability. For Gisborne surfer,......
Inspiration

Surf Survival Week With Dr Will Allen

Dr Will Allen
Spurred by his involvement in the dramatic rescue of a family whose boat overturned on the Taieri Rivermouth Bar in April 2021, Dr Will Allen has set out to empower surfers everywhere to improve rescue outcomes. He’s determined to make something of the tragic incident that claimed the life of......
Artists

Choice: The Movie

Derek Morrison
Choice is a short film that takes you on a journey through the wilderness of New Zealand in search of perfect waves. Along the way filmmaker Jean Pierre Guillotin explores the stunning scenery and landscapes that define New Zealand. “This was my first short film,” explains photographer Jean Pierre. “It......
Surf Athletes

Westport To Host Nationals 2022

Derek Morrison
The 59th edition of the New Zealand National Surfing Championships will be staged in Westport in early 2022, the second time the event has been held on the West Coast of the South Island. The National Championships brings together the best surfers in New Zealand and with the World Surf......
Artists

Breaking Eggs With Filmmaker Isaac Chadwick

Derek Morrison
The intake of students at the University of Otago is thick with talented surfers who have had their OE wings clipped by Covid-19. One of them, 20-year-old Isaac Chadwick, has been filming and documenting his mates surfing, the student lifestyle and their rise in the music scene since he arrived.......
Surf Athletes

Watch: Eimeo Czermak Finds Routine In Tahiti

Derek Morrison
While the Covid-19 pandemic rages worldwide 18-year-old Eimeo Czermak can’t chase his dream of Championship Tour qualification. He finds the only way to stay sane and motivated is to instill a working routine. This edit follows Eimeo as he is growing up and focusing on all the little details that......

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