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Special Report: What The New Marine Reserves Mean For You, Fishing … And Sharks

Derek Morrison
New marine reserves raise a raft of questions for southern surfers as 10-year process finally bears fruit. We ask the experts how they even work, what implications there will be for surfing and fishing, and whether we should expect an increase in sharks over time. In early October this year,......
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Marine Reserves And Types Explained

Derek Morrison
Following the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) announcement of six new marine reserves to be established along the southeastern coast of the South Island we delve into what they are and what they will mean for our coastline. Some of the early confusion with the unveiling stemmed from the addition of......

No Marine Reserve For The Catlins

Derek Morrison
When the Department of Conservation (DOC) announced six new marine reserves to be the first established along the southeastern coast of the South Island in October, there was one glaring omission: The Catlins. While the six new marine reserves, dotted from Oamaru to just north of Bull Creek, aim to......

WSL Dumps J-Bay, Ranch, Adds In Fiji, Perseveres With Trestles

Derek Morrison
World Surf League announces the schedule for the 2024 Championship Tour (CT), with J-Bay and Surf Ranch dropped to make room for the Olympics, while Cloudbreak, Fiji, makes a welcome return. The calendar will continue to showcase a combined women’s and men’s schedule featuring nine regular-season events, with the mid-season......

Smoky Campfires For The King’s First Birthday In Kaikoura

Derek Morrison
Taranaki surfers Tom Butland and Jarred Hancox stamp their authority on the Open Men’s division at the O’Neill Coldwater Classic held in Kaikoura over King’s Birthday Weekend with Poppy Entwisle winning the Women’s Open division for the second year in a row. It’s hard to say no to a surf......

Spencer Rowson & Anna Brock Win Kaikoura Grom Comp

Derek Morrison
Spencer Rowson and Anna Brock win the premier Under 18 divisions at the final round of The Connect Group SISA South Island Grom Series. The fourth and final event of the The Connect Group South Island Grom Series concluded at Meatworks, Kaikoura at the weekend. The event took place with......

In Conversation: Tao and Zen Mouldey

Isaac Chadwick
Filmmaker Isaac Chadwick sits down with power siblings Tao and Zen Mouldey at the South Island Surfing Champs. Here’s an insight into how their sibling rivalry works for them both … Andy and Bruce Irons. Christian and Nathan Fletcher. Griffin and Crosby Colapinto. These are just a few examples of......

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