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Mental Health And Surfing: Dragon Tackles The Taboo

Derek Morrison
Dragon takes a big step forward and raises the conversation around mental health in surfing, bringing together Dragon surf team athletes from Australia and New Zealand for a team trip with a twist … At New Zealand Surf Journal we don’t run advertorials. We’re 100 percent for the reader. But...
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Luke Griffin And Kai Woolf Take Whangamata Grom Series Wins

Derek Morrison
Mount Maunganui surfer Luke Griffin hit his straps at Whangamata this weekend taking out his first event in five years at the Billabong Grom Series presented by Oceanbridge. Luke was joined by Raglan based surfer Kai Woolf, who has recently returned to New Zealand from her native South Africa, as...
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This Is Te Kehukehu: A Short Film By Billy Lee-Pope

Derek Morrison
Cracking it in the pressure cooker that is the Australian surfing hotbed is no easy feat. Which makes 18-year-old Te Kehukehu Butler’s rise so impressive. In 2018 he was embroiled in a season-long battle with Callum Robson, of Evans Head, NSW, in the WSL Australasian/Oceania Junior Qualifying Series (JQS). At...
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Ricardo Christie vs Billy Stairmand: Taranaki Turns On For Health 2000 National Champs

Derek Morrison
Perfect Taranaki waves laid the platform for New Zealand’s top surfers as the contest whittled down to the semifinalists at the Health 2000 National Surfing Championships held at grunty Stent Road this week. The head-to-head battle between WQS regular Billy Stairmand and good friend and WCT qualifier for 2019, Ricardo...
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Subantarctic Surf Discovery, Part 2: Enderby Island

Derek Morrison
Chasing waves on Enderby Island starts with getting to know the locals. They’re furry and blanket the place like lolling beach bums of the south. A little respect (and a lot of patience) will go a long way in this remote part of the Southern Ocean perched on the western...
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Crunching The Numbers: Ricardo Christie Qualifies (We’re 99% Certain)

Lyndon Fairbairn
Well, it’s about as official as unofficial gets. Our team of analysts have crunched every possible scenario and WSL possibility and it’s beyond a shadow of doubt. We’ve put ourselves out there, we’re calling it first: our Kiwi QS charger, Ricardo Christie, is now squarely cemented and set to rejoin...
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Ricardo Surges To The Podium At Hawaiian Pro, Now Seventh In QS

Derek Morrison
Ricardo Christie laid down a new chapter in New Zealand surfing history today when he went blow-for-blow with three of the world’s best in the final of the Hawaiian Pro at Haleiwa. His third place finish catapulted Ricardo from 14th to seventh on the WQS rankings and puts him in...
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Three Tips To Build Speed From Your Pop Up

Matt Scorringe
Perfecting the basics can sometimes be the toughest part of surfing. Even something as simple as gaining a few more seconds on a wave isn’t actually that simple when you’re learning to surf. Professional surf coach, Matt Scorringe, of The Art Of Surfing, offers you his top three tips to bring you...
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Five Minutes With: Filmmaker Damon Meade

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While channeling his creative side in a fine arts degree at Massey University in the early 2000s, Damon Meade stumbled across filmmaking. That set him on a course that intersected with Maz and the Gisborne hotbed of surfing talent, and launched the career of one of New Zealand’s most successful...

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