Surf Athletes

We all like to think we are surfers who “could have” made it. These surf athletes actually are making it. From underground heroes to rising groms – this is where we lay bare the best talent in the country.

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40 Frames: Beneath The Peaks At The Kaikoura Grom Comp

Derek Morrison
For the second event in a row, The Connect Group South Island Grom Series is gifted with pumping waves, this time at Kaikoura. With valuable SISA Grom Series and Surfing NZ points on offer, the Kaikoura event attracts a slew of the best surfers from the North Island including Natasha......
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South Island Grom Series Wraps Up In Pumping Waves

Derek Morrison


The Connect Group South Island Grom Series wrapped up in pumping waves at Kaikoura allowing the top Kiwi surfers the chance to show their best surfing. Tao Mouldey (Mnt) and Natasha Gouldsbury (Tara) claimed the Under 18 Boys and Girls Divisions respectively. 

The third and final event of the series......
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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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40 Frames: New Brighton Grom Comp Pumps

Derek Morrison
When an all-time swell arrives at the same time as the most frothing groms in the country, you just know the result will be epic. That’s what happened at the 2022 The Connect Group South Island Grom Series New Brighton surf comp this past weekend. You can read the full......
Surf Athletes

New Brighton Turns On For South Island Grom Series

Derek Morrison
The 2022 Connect Group South Island Grom series coincides with a beautiful east swell at New Brighton, Christchurch. This year the South Island Grom Series has attracted a host of top names from the North Island, including Tao Mouldey, Tava Santorik, Tama Te Kauwhata, Ben Moretti, Taj Millar Dal Bosco,......
Surf Athletes

Billy Stairmand Second At Central Coast Pro

Derek Morrison
Billy Stairmand completes a thrilling day of surfing at Avoca, NSW, at the Vissla Central Coast Pro, with a second to event winner Kalani Ball. Billy was unable to find the scoring waves in the final as the ocean went quiet, giving his opponent just enough to earn the eye......
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Kiwi Women Embattled In Australian QS Series

Derek Morrison
Paige Hareb, Saffi Vette and Tiana-Breeze De Mooij have all been eliminated from the Sisstrevolution Central Coast Pro despite promising starts in the early rounds of the latest stop on the Australia-Oceania Regional Qualifying Series. Paige and Saffi met in Heat 2 of the Round of 32 with Saffi struggling......
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Billy Stairmand And Kehu Butler Surge At Central Coast Pro

Derek Morrison
Billy Stairmand and Kehu Butler have today surfed their way into the quarterfinals at the Vissla Central Coast Pro being held at Avoca Beach, NSW. That start puts them into contention for at least 1500 of the 3000 points on offer at the event – which sets them up superbly......

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