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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How To: Dial In Your Pre-Surf Stretch With Dr Oliver Farley

Dr Oliver Farley
Having a pre-surf stretch routine of some sort is vital for nearly every surfer. For younger grommets and aspiring surf athletes it will let them perform at their best. For older surfers it will ensure they can surf pain and injury free for longer. Who doesn’t want to boost like......
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Watch: Solitude, From New Zealand’s Newest Wetsuit Brand

Derek Morrison
Born of New Zealand, Coastlines Wetsuits, officially pulled up a chair at the global rubber buffet when they launched just a few short months ago. NZSJ discovered they have some heavy hitters on their team and their heart’s in the right place. A few months before the brand launched, former......
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Nothing Good About Covid-19 … Unless You’re Billy Stairmand

CPL
We’ve all had a topsy-turvy year, but for seven-time New Zealand surfing champ Billy Stairmand it has kind of worked out okay. Photographer Craig Levers catches up with our Olympic hope and finds out why … NZSJ: Hey Billy, you’re wearing a knee brace, what happened? During the Newcastle 5000 WQS......
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Watch: National Champ Elliot Paerata-Reid – The Post-Lockdown Edit

Derek Morrison
Current New Zealand Surfing Champion Elliot Paerata-Reid looks back on his year in this post lockdown release – you can rest-assured this is no ordinary surf memoir. From sublime Indonesian waves to a full-on aerial showcase, EPR’s film Reccy is another solid dose of the hard-charging Piha surfer. Check out......
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The Travis McCoy Story: Nothing Puts Life Into Focus Like Death

Derek Morrison
In 2017 Mount Maunganui’s Travis McCoy went for a surf that ended in an horrific fin gash to his face. But it was what the subsequent scan showed that changed his life forever. Surf photographer Peter Chamberlain sits down with Travis a few years into his recovery to see how......
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WSL Redesigns 2021 Tour, Suspends 2020 Events Until July

Derek Morrison
The World Surf League has today announced a totally revised 2021 Championship Tour, Challenger Series, and Qualifying Series. It has also confirmed that due to the continued evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, WSL is postponing or canceling all events, at all levels of competition, through to the start of July.......
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Watch: Paige Hareb’s Unexpected Journey

Derek Morrison
What happens when the world’s hungriest World Qualifying Surfers are suddenly cut-free from their commitments when the 2020 Piha Pro is postponed due to COVID-19? Well, if Paige Hareb is involved then there is only one solution: grab a handful of good people and indoctrinate them into the ways to......
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Piha Pro Postponed

Derek Morrison
The 2020 Corona Piha Pro has been postponed as World Surf League puts into action its sweeping reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic, halting all of its March events throughout the world. The Corona Piha Pro organisers apologised to stakeholders, residents, surfers and fans in a statement released today. “We ask......
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Grom Series Champions Crowned By Occy And Ryan Callinan

Derek Morrison
Six young series champions were crowned by Australian surfing legends Mark “Occy” Occhilupo and Ryan Callinan at the Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge, which concluded at Piha, Auckland yesterday. The culmination of three events was played out in solid 1.5m waves with strong cross-shore winds offering up new challenges......

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