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Surf Athletes

Watch: Kai Lenny Soars On Super Saturday At Jaws

Derek Morrison
The much anticipated monster swell forecast for January 15 and 16 turned Hawaii’s North Shore into a wild playground for the brave. Once again it was Kai Lenny who led the charge at Jaws. Tucker Wooding was in the gallery on the clifftop to record Kai’s waves in what will......
Surf Athletes

Nationals 2021: Vette’s Win Brings Crowd To Tears, Stairmand Claims Eighth Title

Derek Morrison
Saffi Vette brings the crowd to tears with her win at the 2021 National Surfing Championships, while Billy Stairmand breaks his own record with an eighth national men’s title at Piha. Finals day at Piha for the 2021 National Surfing Championships presented by The Trusts Community Foundation included an emotional......
Environment

Expert Insight: Surfing With Sea Lions

Derek Morrison
They can rattle even the most hardcore surfer with their lunges and antics, but according to Department of Conservation Coastal Otago ranger Jim Fyfe, we’re reading them all wrong. Jim explains how we can co-exist in the waves … In this short film (see below) Jim Fyfe shares his wisdom......
Featured

Priority Rules: Are We Getting It Right In New Zealand?

Derek Morrison
Since Surfing New Zealand implemented priority rules into local contests the quality of heat surfing has improved. But is there a dark side to the way we’re implementing it? Any blunder in priority rulings can effectively stop even the best surfer in their tracks. And that has happened at least......
Surf Athletes

Kehu Butler, Natasha Gouldsbury Claim 2020 Maori Titles

Derek Morrison
Kehu Butler stamps his mark on the 2020 Maori Titles, bringing his world-class surfing to one of New Zealand’s most iconic events. Set in a backdrop of Northland’s waves Butler is joined by Natasha Gouldsbury on the top step of the podium. Tauranga Moana surfer Kehu Butler (Ngai Te Rangi)......
Surf Athletes

Scholastics 2020: Finals Day In 40 Frames

Derek Morrison
Canterbury claims the title with a solid team performance as the 2020 National Scholastics Surfing Championships go down to the wire in Kaikoura. With a clean 3-4 foot swell reeling down the banks at Meatworks at sunrise the lineup was jam-packed. Locals called it a 10 out of 10, but......
Surf Athletes

Scholastics 2020: Day 3 in 30 Frames

Derek Morrison
Canterbury takes an early home-water advantage on Day 3 at the National Scholastic Championships contested at Meatworks, Kaikoura. A mammoth day of surfing was required to make headway into the event after a half day on Monday and complete lay day on Day 2. The Under 18 Boys Division got......
Surf Athletes

Scholastics 2020: Day 1 In 30 Frames

Derek Morrison
Kaikoura turns it on for Day 1 of the National Scholastic Surfing Championships. The 110 competitors were greeted by a small wind swell which was complemented by warm temperatures and light winds. Regional teams from the length of the country posted up on the rocks at Meatworks, Kaikoura. With morning......
Surf Athletes

Kaikoura Grom Comp Concludes 2020 South Island Grom Series



Derek Morrison
The Kaikoura Grom Comp concluded the South Island Grom Series this weekend with the junior event attracting a huge field of surfers and bringing together families from throughout New Zealand. The solid swell that ran up the coast all week finally dissipated overnight leaving only a small swell of under......

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